At the DailyKos, Kagro X calls them the troop killers, meaning the Republicans who repeatedly vote to send our young men and women of the American military into Iraq even though they may be unarmored, not trained, not rested, possibly wounded and not healed, and even mentally unstable. And which Republican in Idaho makes the list? It's Rep. Michael K. Simpson, 2nd District, Idaho. He says he supports our troops, but check out how our Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America rate not just Simpson, but many other members of our national Congress, including Sen. Craig and Sen. Crapo (D- and D, respectively).
Red State Rebels and We have failed... have already reported on this, and you may see it turn up on the other Idaho and national blogs today because we are all so sick and tired of the hypocrisy of Republicans who say one thing but do another. Check out the video at the Daily Kos, it's well worth 30 seconds of your time.
This lying and hypocrisy was recently exposed through the atrocious conditions and treatments offered so many of our troops at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Coming right on the heels of this exposure of egregious behavior and deploring conditions, Kagro X reports, "...the Republican members of the House Appropriations Committee unanimously opposed requiring that the troops sent to Iraq be properly prepared for their mission and protected with armor. Again."
Way to go Rep. Simpson....you who have never served in the military, you who say you support the troops but then want to send them into war without protection. Once again we have an elected official who does not represent the best interests of his communities, his state, and the troops he has sent to war. Shame on you.