- Veterans face consecutive budget cuts
The Bush administration plans to cut funding for veterans' health care two years from now — even as badly wounded troops returning from Iraq could overwhelm the system.So Bush is going to support the tax cuts of his wealthy friends rather than the troops he sent to his quagmire in Iraq.
Bush is using the cuts, critics say, to help fulfill his pledge to balance the budget by 2012.
- Thousands of Army Humvees Lack Armor Upgrade
The Army is working to fill a shortfall in Iraq of thousands of advanced Humvee armor kits designed to reduce U.S. troop deaths from roadside bombs -- including a rising threat from particularly lethal weapons linked to Iran and known as "explosively formed penetrators" (EFP) -- that are now inflicting 70 percent of the American casualties in the country, according to U.S. military and civilian officials.
The additional protection is needed for thousands of U.S. reinforcement troops flowing into Baghdad, where these devastating weapons -- used primarily by Shiite fighters -- are particularly prevalent, the officials said.
Monday, February 12, 2007
Support the troops
We all know the hypocritical Republicans talk the talk but don't walk the walk when it comes to supporting the troops. Well today we had two more examples of how the Bush/Cheney administration and the Republicans support the troops.