Thursday, July 12, 2007

Senate vote shows Republicans DON'T care about troops

There are 56 Republican Senators (including Joe Lieberman) who can no longer lay claim to "supporting our troops" in Iraq. They proved their lie by voting down an amendment to the Defense Appropriations Bill that would have required that are troops be "rotated" home from their duty assignments for twice as long as they were overseas, as set in historical precedent.

The time stateside is considered necessary so that combat soldiers can repair the stress damage caused by their deployments, rebuild their lives and relationships, and heal. They also are supposed to get up-to-date training while at home, so they are better able to perform their duties when they go back. This is basic stuff we're talking about, not some radical new concept. If you want an effective fighting force you have to take care of the troops.

BUT NO--the Republicans shot that notion to little bloody pieces with their vote. I'm linking to two articles from Bob to give you the details--

Here is a list from Geiger of the frauds who insist that our troops stay in Iraq until they are crazy, maimed, or dead. My own Senator Voinovich is on this list. Is yours?

Alexander (R-TN)
Allard (R-CO)
Barrasso (R-WY)
Bennett (R-UT)
Bond (R-MO)
Bunning (R-KY)
Burr (R-NC)
Chambliss (R-GA)
Coburn (R-OK)
Cochran (R-MS)
Corker (R-TN)
Cornyn (R-TX)
Craig (R-ID)
Crapo (R-ID)
DeMint (R-SC)
Dole (R-NC)
Domenici (R-NM)
Ensign (R-NV)
Enzi (R-WY)
Graham (R-SC)
Grassley (R-IA)
Gregg (R-NH)
Hatch (R-UT)
Hutchison (R-TX)
Inhofe (R-OK)
Isakson (R-GA)
Kyl (R-AZ)
Lieberman (ID-CT)
Lott (R-MS)
Lugar (R-IN)
Martinez (R-FL)
McCain (R-AZ)
McConnell (R-KY)
Murkowski (R-AK)
Roberts (R-KS)
Sessions (R-AL)
Shelby (R-AL)
Specter (R-PA)
Stevens (R-AK)
Thune (R-SD)
Voinovich (R-OH)

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