Supporting our troops, Bu$hco style
I don’t know how I missed this story for over a month. I read about it in News of the Weird that column of silly stories that appears in alternative newspapers with items like criminals who turn themselves into the police. But this story is not weird: it’ standard operating procedure for the warmongers who are running our country.
Seems a unit of the Minnesota National Guard returned from Iraq in October after serving the longest deployment of any unit, 22 months. Their tour of duty was extended so they could be part of the “surge.” When some of them applied for educational benefits, they were denied because they had only served 729 days. The requirement to receive full educational benefits is 730 days.
Minnesota’s congressional delegation has called the Secretary of the Army on the carpet for this, but nearly a month later, it remains unfixed. These fucking assholes who run (ruin) our country probably hope people will forget about it eventually and the story will go away.
Support our troops, indeed. The best way to support our troops is to throw Bush into the brig.