Senator Barbara Boxer called on the Republicans to "love the troops" in her speech introducing the failed measure to remove troops from Iraq. Among other things, Boxer said:
[W]hen you love the troops, you don't send them back into combat with post-traumatic stress and a bottle of antidepressants. You don't do it. Tragically, we know this is happening.Of course, Dick Cheney's despicable display at the AIPAC conference earlier this week shows that the GOP has no plans to stop trying to con the public into believing that the opposition party is the one who is against the troops, while the stark truth pours out of the rat's nest that is our veteran's health care system. It goes way beyond Walter Reed.
Here's some more Iraq News:
- The Pentagon finally admits that "elements" of a civil war exist in Iraq. Elements? Elements! You stupid twits! Why is it that we have these stupid, drawn out semantic arguments that always result in the administration eventually conceding the point months or even years later? Next year they'll blame the democrats for allowing the civil war to happen.
- The Japanese people no longer care to support the War in Iraq.
- The Senate shot down a proposal to end the war in one year.
- Are we headed for a trillion dollar defense budget? Give you fifty guesses.
- Taylor Marsh believes that Hillary Clinton's latest stance on Iraq is her actual belief about the war.
VIDEO: BBC reports on the Brits own veterans' health care issues.
VIDEO: Joe Biden gives a scathing speech on the floor of the Senate. Biden's plan to end the war works for me, yet the make believe Bush policy continues.
VIDEO: Joe Scarborough talks to Paul Rieckhoff, Executive Director of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA), about failures in the veteran care system.
VIDEO: Trailer for the film The Prisoner, or, How I Planned To Kill Tony Blair.
Crossposted at Ice Station Tango.
TAGS: Iraq War, Walter Reed, Dick Cheney, Health Care