Policies are judged by their consequences, but crusades are judged by how good they make the crusaders feel

AWOL Bush is supporting the troops again in the only way he knows, with the shaft – Administration Fights Dem Plan to Boost School Aid for Vets

The Bush administration opposes a Democratic effort to restore full educational benefits for returning veterans, according to an official’s comments last week.Senate Democrats, led by Virginia’s Jim Webb, want the government to pay every penny of veterans’ educational costs, from tuition at a public university to books, housing and a monthly stipend.

Such a benefit was a major feature of the historic 1944 G.I. Bill, which put more than eight million U.S. soldiers through college and is now credited by historians as fueling the expansion of America’s middle class in the post-war era.

The right-wing response to all issues facing America mostly consists of jingoism, whining, name calling,   death threats and wishing for death – that tradition continues, To save America, we need another 9/11

America’s fabric is pulling apart like a cheap sweater.

What would sew us back together?

Another 9/11 attack.

The Golden Gate Bridge. Mount Rushmore. Chicago’s Wrigley Field. The Philadelphia subway system. The U.S. is a target-rich environment for al Qaeda.

Is there any doubt they are planning to hit us again?

If it is to be, then let it be. It will take another attack on the homeland to quell the chattering of chipmunks and to restore America’s righteous rage and singular purpose to prevail.

The unity brought by such an attack sadly won’t last forever.

The first 9/11 proved that.

Have you got that. If only more Americans were killed we’d really come together and rally behind dear leader’s Iraq debacle. He reminds us, though inadvertently that the guys responsible for 9-11 are in Afghanistan or northen Pakistan, not Iraq. That nothing Bush does in Iraq will stop another 9-11. It’s the Right’s version of anatomy in which the knee jerk bone is connected to the collar bone. Maybe the troops should start wearing chainmail armor and heraldic shields, “Chosen By God”, New Army Chaplain Head Expects Apocalyptic Religious War

On July 13, 2006 Carver told a Gadsden Alabama SBC church congregation “I’m not an end-times preacher, but I think something is up”, cited the apocalyptic scripture of Daniel 12:1-3, then told the congregation, as reported by Alabama Baptist, ” “This is our time, our destiny,” just as Esther was placed in a certain position at a specific moment “for such a time as this””. Some of Carver’s statements can be seen as suggesting the US invasion and occupation of Iraq amounts to the playing out of Biblical prophecy.

Here’s another target for the dead end bloggers, Fatigue cripples US army in Iraq

‘The army is worn out. We are just keeping people in theatre who are exhausted,’ says a soldier working for the US army public affairs office who is supposed to be telling me how well things have been going since the ‘surge’ in Baghdad began.[ ]…We are driving and another of the public affairs team adds bitterly: ‘We should just be allowed to tell the media what is happening here. Let them know that people are worn out. So that their families know back home. But it’s like we’ve become no more than numbers now.” (emphasis mine)

Should be allowed to tell the media the truth? Remember that the TNR story and the controversy surrounding Scott Beauchamp caused him to loose his e-mail and other privileges.

The first soldier starts in again. ‘My husband was injured here. He hit an improvised explosive device. He already had a spinal injury. The blast shook out the plates. He’s home now and has serious issues adapting. But I’m not allowed to go back home to see him. If I wanted to see him I’d have to take leave time (two weeks). And the army counts it.

A week later, in the northern city of Mosul, an officer talks privately. ‘We’re plodding through this,’ he says after another patrol and another ambush in the city centre. ‘I don’t know how much more plodding we’ve got left in us.’

The Weekly Standard, proud sleuths of the ultimate truth will be taking names and viciously kicking some tired soldier’s ass as soon as they get back from their two martini special stay the course lunch.

“Policies are judged by their consequences, but crusades are judged by how good they make the crusaders feel.” – Thomas Sowell