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ClassWarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-28-03 10:41 AM
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Support our troops like George W. Bush – Post-“Bring ‘Em On” Edition
Support our troops like George W. Bush…

...by slashing veterans benefits to pay for his tax cut for the filthy rich:
<http://www.tucsoncitizen.com/national/3_18_03vets.html >

...by ordering VA medical centers to stop publicizing available benefits to veterans seeking care:
<http://veteransforcommonsense.org/article.asp?id=563 >

...by neglecting to provide those fighting in the Gulf health screenings as mandated by the 1997 Force Health Protection law:
<http://veteransforcommonsense.org/article.asp?id=563 >

...by cutting funding to schools on military bases:
<http://www.guardian.co.uk/uslatest/story/0,1282,-238410... >

...by refusing to explain his year-long absence during his National Guard tour:
<http://www.tompaine.com/feature.cfm/ID/3671 >

…by allowing phone companies to charge soldiers stationed in Iraq as much as $2 a minute upfront for phone calls home:
<http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/news/stories.nsf/News/... \'+calls+from+Iraq++>

…by allowing Cheney's company Halliburton to refuse to deliver mail to soldiers stationed in certain high-risk areas of Iraq because it wouldn't be "cost efficient" to the multi-billion dollar company:
<http://www.salon.com/opinion/feature/2003/09/18/mcarmy/... >

…by failing to provide proper barracks and kitchens, drinkable water, and other necessities to many GIs in Iraq, thanks also to Halliburton, a major Bush-Cheney campaign contributor who was paid dearly to provide these amenities, yet has failed to do so even after eight months of combat:
<http://www.salon.com/opinion/feature/2003/09/18/mcarmy/... >

…by compromising the troops' safety by outsourcing many routine tasks to private companies, hence distracting soldiers from their combat duties by the increased need to protect civilian contractors:
<http://www.d-n-i.net/fcs/comments/c495.htm >

…by making soldiers who suffer morale problems in Iraq face disciplinary actions which can result in reprimand, extra duties and forfeiture of pay:
<http://www.msnbc.com/news/980954.asp >

…by refusing to honor fallen soldiers with a hero’s welcome, instead sneaking their bodies into the country as if he's ashamed of them:
<http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A55816-20... >

…by refusing to give well-deserved pay raises to our men and women in uniform, opting instead to hand the money over to the well-connected Halliburton and other private contractors:
<http://www.cleveland.com/living/plaindealer/index.ssf?/... >

…by threatening to withhold funding for the troops if Congress doesn't approve his ENTIRE $87 BILLION handout to those same private contractors:
<http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/afp/2003... >

…by allowing over 400 of our brave men and women in uniform to die, and some 2,000 of them get injured, based on a series of treasonous lies:
<http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2003/10/14/60II/main5779... >


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wryter2000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-28-03 10:43 AM
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1. Hey, ClassWarrior
Welcome. :hi:
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Melinda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-28-03 10:43 AM
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2. Wow, what a wonderful compilation of source material.
Bookmarked - thanks! Welcome to DU, ClassWarrior. :yourock:
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ClassWarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-28-03 10:45 AM
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3. Thanx everybody...
I've been here for quite some time, but usually just as a lurker. Thanx for the warm welcomes!
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jbfam4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-28-03 10:57 AM
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5. Good job.
Great contribution, Class Warrior,

You have done your homework. Welcome to DU and thanks a million !
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DUreader Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-28-03 10:47 AM
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4. This is a good mass email
thanks
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sangh0 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-28-03 11:07 AM
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6. More links
Note: Some may be dupes. I didn't compare our lists

Nothing but lip service
http://www.armytimes.com/story.php?f=0-ARMYPAPER-195451...

Bush, Republicans losing support of retired veterans
http://www.realcities.com/mld/krwashington/6392003.htm

The " Right " & " Left " Con Game
http://www.vetsforjustice.com /

GOP, Democrats Squabble Over Aiding Vets
http://abcnews.go.com/wire/Politics/ap20030525_581.html

Rumsfeld Opposes TRICARE Expansion Bill
http://www.sunherald.com/mld/sunherald/news/politics/62...

Claim vs. Fact:
Treatment of Troops at a Time of War
http://www.kintera.com/AccountTempFiles/cf/%7BE9245FE4-...

Court overturns ruling on vets' free lifetime health care
http://www.cnn.com/2002/LAW/11/19/retired.veterans.hear...

Bush Cuts Funds for Veterans' Health Care
http://www.democrats.org/specialreports/veterans/index....

Troops decry budget office's plan to trim military pay hikes in 2004
http://www.estripes.com/article.asp?section=104&article...

Military families grow angry with state of Iraq war
http://www.centredaily.com/mld/centredaily/news/7126891...

Experts Say Cuts Overwhelming VA
http://www.military.com/Content/MoreContent?file=FL_vet...

An act of ‘Betrayal’
In the midst of war, key family benefits face cuts
http://www.navytimes.com/story.php?f=0-NAVYPAPER-233568...

Some veterans flexing political muscle
http://www.veteransparty.us/news.htm

Shaw Pittman: Vietnam-Era DOD Secretary Robert Mcnamara, Current
VA and DOD Officials Allegedly Covered Up Medical Records
http://www.usnewswire.com/topnews/prime/1030-117.html

Congressman: Wounded troops shouldn't be billed for hospital meals
http://www.estripes.com/article.asp?section=104&article...

The Troop Support Report
A Guide for the Military and Their Families - Compiled by TV News Lies
http://www.tvnewslies.org/html/support_the_troops.html

Troops wounded in action not listed among casualties
http://sltrib.com/2003/Aug/08172003/utah/84646.asp

Troops in Iraq face pay cut
Pentagon says tough duty bonuses are budget-buster
http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2003/08...

Veterans say Pentagon is failing them
http://msnbc.com/news/921639.asp?0cv=CB20&cp1=1

Washington is failing its obligation to vets
http://www.floridatoday.com/!NEWSROOM/opedstoryA3621401...

White House is ambushed by criticism from America's military community
http://news.independent.co.uk/low_res/story.jsp?story=4...
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BlueCollar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-28-03 11:11 AM
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7. Bravo...
I don't suppose any of the idiots at the DLC are aware of any of this...

No...if they were one of them would have said something by now...
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sangh0 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-28-03 11:16 AM
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11. Watch who you call "Idiots"
Edited on Fri Nov-28-03 11:17 AM by sangh0
One of the links is to www.Democrats.org, where they have compiled a library of Bush* crimes.

Other links go to articles quoting Dems who have spoken out about this.
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Racenut20 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-28-03 11:13 AM
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8. This is awsome
I just sent the whole damn thing to my right wing son.
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Racenut20 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-28-03 11:15 AM
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9. Is charging wounded in Germany for meals in this?
I don't have time right now to check it all
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ClassWarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-28-03 11:17 AM
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12. I thought I had charging for meals...
...in my list, but I guess I didn't source it.

Sorry.
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bvar22 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-28-03 11:15 AM
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10. This should be condensed....
...and mailed in to local papers. I'm working on "letter to ed".
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sangh0 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-28-03 11:23 AM
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15. If you do write a LTTE
please post it so others can use it to write their own LTTE.

TIA
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sistersofmercy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-28-03 11:22 AM
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13. Excellent post, you should e-mail this to all the tv news media
especially Murdoch's piece of crap.
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ClassWarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-28-03 11:22 AM
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14. We all should, Sister.
n/t
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ClassWarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-28-03 01:10 PM
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16. afternoon kick
n/t
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ClassWarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-28-03 04:46 PM
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17. evening kick...
n/t
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Karenina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-28-03 06:26 PM
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19. Late night kick!
:kick:
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Room101 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-28-03 04:58 PM
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18. Thanks, the ARMY Times also covered this
I Can't find my links right now.
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ClassWarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-28-03 10:38 PM
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20. kickin' it for the night shift...
n/t
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VOX Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-29-03 05:56 AM
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21. Excellent post, CW!
Am going to bookmark this.

Terrific links -- nice work.

A big kick :Kick:...
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