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Republicans Don't Like Soldiers

You probably already know that the Bush Administration has failed to supply the boys on the ground with the body armoiur they need for the type of warefare they have been sent to fight.

You may also have heard that the Bush Administration has refused to come up with some of the signing and re-signing bonuses that were promised.

Now, the Republican chairman of the House Veterans' Affairs  Committee Chairman Steve Buyer (R-Ind.), has decided that veterans will no longer be allowed to speak to their issues to a joint session of the House and Senates Veterans Committees.  These joint sessions have been an annual fixture in Washington since the 1950s and, not surprisngly, the veterans are furious -- especially for this to happen so close to Veterans Day.

"The right to fully participate in the democratic process is a cornerstone of our nation," said Disabled American Veterans Commander Jackson. "Eliminating these joint hearings is an insult to the men and women who have fought, sacrificed and died to protect our Constitutional rights, including the right to petition the government."

The Republicans are really falling apart if they can screw up such a simple matter as keeping the vets happy with a one-day session.  Of course, for all their patriotic rhetoric about courage and loyalty, Republicans think that soldiers are just the hired help.  Feed them slop, keep them in the dark, and treat them like slaves.   Disgusting.

November 10, 2005 in Bush Administration, Current Affairs, Right wing | Permalink


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