Give Our Troops a Break

September 19, 2007 at 8:17 am 1 comment

What possible reason can there be for Republicans to oppose giving our troops fighting in Iraq time to rest and reconnect with their families between tours of duty? Seriously, why are they opposed to allowing our troops the chance to rest and recuperate after spending 15 months in a war zone before they are sent back to war? They are not even serious about pretending to support the troops any more.

Democratic Senator Jim Webb has introduced an amendment that requires that active duty troops have at least the same time at home as the length of their previous tour of duty overseas. Hear Webb explain his rationale for introducing the measure and why American soldiers need the opportunity in the video below.

Despite news reports about the impact that exhaustion, repeat deployments and extended tours are damaging our soldiers’ ability to fight effectively, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates in on record as saying that he if the amendment passes, he would urge President Bush to veto it. Unbelievable.

Contact the senators below and urge them to show true support for our troops by supporting the Webb amendment:

Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska)
DC: 202-224-6665
Anchorage: 907-271-3735

George Voinovich (R-Ohio)
DC: (202) 224-3353
Cleveland: (216) 522-7095

Elizabeth Dole (R-North Carolina)
DC: 202-224-6342
Raleigh: 866-420-6083

John Warner (R-Virginia)
DC: (202) 224-2023
Roanoke: (540) 857-2676

Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky)
DC: 202-224-2541
Louisville: 502-82-6304

Arlen Specter (R-Pennsylvania)
DC: 202-224-4254
Harrisburg: (717) 782-3951

Bonus – Ask Harry Reid to “don’t let Republicans obstruct – make them stand and filibuster”:

Harry Reid
DC: 202-224-3542
Las Vegas: 702-388-502

Entry filed under: Advocacy, Congress, Iraq, Military, Politics, Video, War, YouTube.

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1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. Dave  |  September 21, 2007 at 3:42 am

    Webb- isn’t he the same weak willed senator who voted to censure I do not like him or trust him. The US senate should not be in the business of stating what is and is not appropriate in terms of free speech.


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