The Guard troops have been told that in order to be eligible for the education benefits they expect, they had to serve 730 days in Iraq. They served 729.I'm sure it was just coincidence! The Bush administration and the Pentagon wouldn't do that to our brave soldiers who risked their lives to fight for liberty and justice.... They would pay the highest possible wage! They would make sure our soldiers had the best equipment and the best armor! They would put our wounded soldiers into the best hospitals with the latest technology! They would honor the dead by letting the public view their caskets as they came home. They would have politicians attend the funerals. They would build a memorial to those that fell in battle that reminded people of the reasons why they fought and why they had died. And because Bush has claimed this is the fight of the century, a fight to preserve our way of life and to protect our nation, a fight of good against evil, obviously Bush has activated the draft.Nearly half the members of one of the longest serving U.S. military units in Iraq are not eligible for a more generous military educational benefit, with some falling one day short of eligibility. [...]
All 2,600 of the soldiers, who returned this year from Iraq, are eligible for money for school under the GI Bill. But nearly half discovered they weren't eligible for a more generous package of benefits available to other soldiers.
Minnesota's congressional delegation is apoplectic, and the Army has vowed to look into the matter, but the troops are understandably suspicious that they were deliberately brought home after 729 days so the Pentagon could deny them GI Bill benefits.
Keep an eye on this one.
Bush has done all these things, right? ... RIGHT?
There it is, folks, as plain as day. Bush does not give a flying fuck about our soldiers, the protection of this nation, the spread of democracy.
What he cares about is denying soldiers benefits so that he can give more money to his cronies.