Also, if you've not already heard Tomsongs' "BushWhacked", please do check it out too.
From their failure to commit the resources to Afghanistan necessary to fulfill that mission, then instead sending 10 times that # of troops to Iraq for a war based on lies, and now cutting back on the benefits that these soldiers most certainly earned and were promised, on every measure what Bush and the GOP-led Congress has done is reprehensible.
Vets May Be Denied Health Care
AP: At least tens of thousands of veterans with non-critical medical issues could suffer delayed or even denied care in coming years to enable President Bush to meet his promise of cutting the deficit in half - if the White House is serious about its proposed budget.
After an increase for next year, the Bush budget would turn current trends on their head. Even though the cost of providing medical care to veterans has been growing by leaps and bounds, White House budget documents assume a cutback in 2008 and further cuts thereafter.
In fact, the proposed cuts are so draconian that it seems to some that the White House is simply making them up to make its long-term deficit figures look better. More realistic numbers, however, would raise doubts as to whether Bush can keep his promise to wrestle the deficit under control by the time he leaves office. ...(more)
How many vets are running for the GOP? (cue the crickets)
It's really no wonder why.