Friday, June 11, 2004

Bush screws grunts

(How's that for an obscene headline?)

A lot of people have written about W's financial attacks on America's military personnel. No-one has offered a more damning indictment than the one offered by Molly Ivins. Drastic cuts in military housing, veterans' services, health care, imminent danger pay... the situation keeps finding new ways to get worse.

Yet military folk still support combat-dodging Bush and distrust his decorated Democratic rival. Why? Can anyone explain this situation to me? Can swaggering rhetoric and visions of Jesus really brainwash so many young men and women into voting against their interests?

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