How Dubya Supports Our Troops

4 comments October 7th, 2007at 05:05pm Posted by Eli

Yet another reminder that there is no level of wankery so extreme that Dubya cannot surpass it:

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.

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.

Nooo, that doesn’t sound suspicious at all. Of course, I expect that Dubya and his cheerleaders will issue a counterargument along the lines of, “First we’re keeping the troops there too long, now we’re bring them home too soon? Make up your minds already!”

I bet a whole lot of those Guard troops were there primarily to get those GI Bill benefits that they’re now being cheated out of. Once again, we see that Dubya’s GOP views our soldiers as nothing more than props for their faux-patriotic chest-thumping, but could care less about treating them fairly.

(h/t ellroon)

Entry Filed under: Bush,Iraq,Republicans,Wankers,War


  • 1. PoliShifter  |  October 7th, 2007 at 6:25 pm

    As long as Blackwater keeps getting contracts, who the fuck really cares?

    The Repugs in coming years are going to do everything they can to cut benefits to vets, especially as things in Iraq start to wind down.

    We’ll kick them aside and call them deadbeats after their done cheerleading their service in Bush’s glorious war.

  • 2. lorraine  |  October 8th, 2007 at 12:11 pm

    wankery is such a mild word to describe this act!! it is so sick that you don’t want to believe it. just one more unbievable thing before breakfast!!

  • 3. lorraine  |  October 8th, 2007 at 12:12 pm

    oops, unbelievable…

  • 4. swampcracker  |  October 9th, 2007 at 2:47 pm

    I am gratified this story is making the netroot rounds. Many thanks for covering it here.

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