Sunday, May 11, 2008

John McCain ~ Doesn't walk the talk on military

St. John is pictured at a recent speech he gave at Annapolis. He and his try to wrap themselves in the flag and outright embrace militarism. Yet when it comes down to taking care of the men and women that volunteer to wear the uniform what do they do? John McCain dodges or at least deflects.

Mitch Albom's column in the Detroit Free Press today is titled What benefits soldiers will benefit all of us. Mitch writes
The same White House that features a president and vice president who never saw combat, the same White House that throws around the phrase "support our troops" to serve its purposes, thinks this bill is too expensive.
And although Mr. Albom doesn't tell us I'll claim Huggy Bear/John McSame is no better. The Hill's Roxana Tiron reports Sen. McCain seeks cover with GI Bill and Mike Lillis of the Washington Independent shares McCain's GI Bill Mantra: Fewer Benefits = Higher Retention. Aaron Glantz gives us John McCain Adores the War and Ignores the Warriors and refers us to WesPACs, VoteVets, and Robert Greenwald's video effort which I'll share below.

Finally, I've long been a fan of Senators Chuck Hagel, a Republican from Nebraska that generally shows his good sense, and Jim Webb. They are due a tip of the tam for leading on this important issue. John Gunn

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