Monday, July 16, 2007

Jim Webb takes on Lindsay Graham

See it over at Lew Rockwell blog.

One can see why paleos find Senator Graham to be an outsider, and not really a defender of South Carolina's interests--whether it be on immigration or Iraq.

U.S.Senate Lindsey Graham of South Carolina

Republicans friends of the military? It looks less and less like that is the case. As Ron Paul might say, friends of the military industrial complex, and of perfume princes. What would Col. Hackworth say if he were around today?

From Senator Webb's website:
WEBB INTRODUCES MEASURE TO SUPPORT OUR TROOPS WITH RESPONSIBLE DEPLOYMENT ROTATIONS

Washington, DC - On Monday, July 9, Senator Webb introduced an amendment (S. 2012) requiring that active duty troops have at least the same time at home as the length of their previous tour of duty overseas. The amendment is the first slated for debate on the National Defense Authorization Act. After four years at war, supporting our troops means addressing the erratic deployment tours that are breaking our military and ignoring the demands that extended tours place on our troops and their families.

Copy of the amendment.
Summary of the amendment including the latest co-sponsors.

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