BREAKING: Republicans Vote Against Rest for Our Troops
Posted by nytexan on July 11, 2007
Please share this with all of your friends, as it will likely be buried in the media.
Today in the Senate, the Webb-Hagel Amendment, designed to let U.S. troops have longer leave periods to spend at home with their families, failed. Why, you ask? Because the party that trumpets “Support Our Troops” from the mountaintops and slap yellow ribbon magnets on their bumpers voted against it.
That’s right. The Republicans voted to prevent our troops from spending time at home with their families, from taking the much needed time to recuperate before being sent back to the frontlines.
The Washington Post reported:
“The Senate voted 56-41 to cut off debate on an amendment to the annual defense policy bill by Sen. James Webb (D-Va.) that would have mandated that troops be granted home leave between deployments of at least as long as their previous combat tours. Already stretched National Guard and Reserve units would have been granted three-year breaks between assignments.”