Jon Carroll: We like to look as if we support our troops…
It might be useful to look at the Bush record on issues of real concern to actual soldiers. According to the Canadian Web site Straightgoods.ca, the Bush administration (a) failed to protest when the Republican-controlled House Budget Committee voted to cut $25 billion in veterans benefits over the next 10 years; (b) proposed cutting $172 million from impact aid programs that provide school funding for children of military personnel; and (c) ordered the Department of Veterans Affairs to stop publicizing health benefits available to veterans.
But the guy looks great in a flight suit, doesn’t he?


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