Honoring Veterans

I really wish that this picture showed John McCain saying this words. Unfortunately Senator McCain's support of our soldiers seems to only extend to lifer-soldiers and not those who leave the military after fighting several tours in Iraq. Consider this excerpt from this article:
The Arizona senator opposes the scholarship measure, as does the Pentagon, because it applies to people who serve just three years. He fears that would encourage people to leave the military after only one enlistment even as the U.S. fights two wars and is trying to increase the size of the Army and Marine Corps.

Instead, McCain and Republican colleagues proposed a bill to increase benefits in conjunction with a veteran's length of service. Senate Democrats blocked that measure.
Sadly Senator McCain has forgotten that the GI Bill was originally intended for veterans of World War II.. veterans who, like our Iraqi War veterans, risked all they had - for a season but not a lifetime. This is one of the reasons that I will not be supporting McCain this fall. We need a president who will give more than lip-service for our veterans.. a president who will vote for our soldiers and not our generals.. a president who will chart a new course in Iraq.


  1. "served only three years" ONLY!?!?

    I agree with you, Bob.

  2. I agree, Bob three years in "HELL" is plenty.


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