Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Honoring the troops

John Amato wrote on Crooks and Liars You keep saying that you’ll bring the troops home with honor. When have they not been honored? Can you please give examples?

Troops returning from were spat upon. Even troops coming back from Iraq have not been allowed to go into the airport in uniform at some airports.
C&L and many other sites fight everyday for the rights of our troops, their health care, benefits and the conditions of Walter Reed.
Do yu fight for them to have the financial support they need to be successful. How many of your readers are signed up for Soldier's Angels?
And the best way I know how to fight for them is to never send them to war without a true cause
This war has a true cause. Several different causes have been suggeste, but the left rejects all of them.
and bring them home now so their families can see them alive and healthy.
And so the terrorists will win, and we will have to go back and lose even more lives.
You are against Sen Webb’s GI Bill not because it doesn’t give them adequate compensation for their service, but as you say, it will lead to many more troops leaving the armed forces sooner:
They are very hard to replace. Encouraging people to choose to not become noncommissioned officers would hurt the military and our country very badly.” McCain argues his bill would have a smaller impact on retention rates
Precisely. It gives them more, the longer they stay in, and it allows their families to use the education money.
than the legislation that the Senate passed.
Is that an honorable argument?

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