Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Kline: More Conduct Unbecoming

This time John Kline (MN-R) isn't smearing a campaign worker but is hurting families of Americans that have members with brain injuries from the war....Congress with Kline's help is ready to slash funding for the research and treatment of brain injuries caused by bomb blasts, an injury that military scientists describe as a signature wound of the Iraq war!

House and Senate versions of the 2007 Defense appropriation bill contain $7 million for the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center - half of what the center received last fiscal year.

This is the Republican Congress with John Kline that decides. And it's one more reason to hate what they're doing to the Army and vote them out!

Joe Galloway looks at the defense budget...

They didn't provide enough money in the current budget to fight the wars, equip the military and fund the bases where those who wear the uniforms, and those who love them, live when they aren't off fighting…...

There isn't nearly enough money to pay for the tanks and Bradley fighting vehicles and Humvees that have been destroyed or worn out by unceasing duty on the battlefields 24/7.There aren't enough troops in the ranks to staff all the brigades and divisions. So Peter is robbed in those areas of the budget as well......

All of this leaves our nation without a credible reserve force in case of emergencies elsewhere in the world, and it leaves those outfits just home from combat without the equipment or the troops to train for their next combat tour.

If the latest airline terrorist thing scares you to death (although maybe that was the intent but not by the terrorist!), and if you think this much more dangerous world in which we now have to live requires a strong, competent, ready and well-equipped military to defend you, vote against Kline and the Republican incumbents who crafted this war to reflect Neocon's policies and profit at the expense of our families cares.

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