Bush is a typical Republican. When things get tight, they take from the poor.
When it comes down to it, they only pay lip service to supporting troops who
fight their wars for profit. The only reasons congressional republicans went
against Bush on this vote are because he's so unpopular, and an election is
coming up. It isn't because they're "compassionate conservatives".
*** "That President Bush is set against increasing pension benefits and college
funding for veterans." ***Because the way the want to increase these
benefits would encourage more servicemen to leave now, while we're still at war.
Bush knows he can't replace them with more volunteers, so he needs to keep the
folks he's got.I'm pretty conservative, but you can't have a war
staffed by decreasingly few Americans. If Americans aren't willing to draft to
fight the war and aren't willing to offer new recruits the financial incentives
they need to join, then we shouldn't be fighting.Remaking Iraq was
always a joke. If Iraqis wanted democracy so badly don't you think they would've
had it at some point in their 6,000 year history? It's one of the oldest
civilizations in the world, after all.
Two things about this I find interesting:1. That so much
non-military spending got attached to a military funding bill that is supposed
to be for the war in Iraq. This is how billions of dollars get wasted by
government. Some of those things need funding, no doubt, but maybe they should
be funded on their own merits, in a different way.2. That President
Bush is set against increasing pension benefits and college funding for
veterans. I don't see anti-war activists arguing against supporting the troops
who come home. This is appalling. The least he could do is support the people
who are risking their lives to carry out the war that he got us into.
The article doesn't even mention the attempt by the senate to give amnesty to 3
million illegal aliens and increase legal immigration by over 100,000 people
annually. One of those provisions is still in there.
Isn't pathetic that no matter what, our poor Republican Utah brothers and
sisters simply cannot connect the dots?
Inch by inch, the boat keeps sinking as the rats abandon the ship.
More evidence that America is waking up.