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Base Accuses McCaskill of “Not Supporting the Troops”

July 13th, 2007 by mopns · No Comments

Huffington Post:

By Carl M. Baxley Jr.

Over the last several years I have sat silently as I watched politicians accuse each other of “not supporting our troops.”

On Wednesday, Senator Jim Webb tried to get a vote before congress to require that all military personal be allowed an equal amount of time at home before deploying back to Iraq. The vote failed. It required sixty votes and only received fifty-six. Setting aside all politics, I find it immoral to ask our military personnel (which now include our National Guard) to serve in Iraq without adequate time between deployments to reunite with their families and to decompress from the intense hypervigilance they endure to survive in that war torn country.

Voting against Senator Jim Webb’s proposal is the most glaring example of “not supporting our troops” that I have witnessed to date. I’m going to write Claire McCaskill and I would urge all those who genuinely care about our men and women in the military to also write their elected representatives. Read more…

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