Via Annemarie, we have all those patriotic American whingers supporting the troops in exciting and eye-opening new ways:
Brian Rodriguez is a fighter, an honorably discharged soldier who'd been deployed in Iraq.
"I was a combat engineer," Rodriguez said. "We deal with land mines, explosives."
He fought for his nation, only to return to his homeland and wage a fresh battle.
Former Army Specialist Rodriguez started getting bills for $700 for lost or damaged government property this summer. Although he was discharged some four years ago, bills recently arrived demanding payment, but giving no details on what or why -- nor do they offer a way to dispute the charges.
"For doing my job you're going to bill me?" Rodriguez said.
It occurs to me that, rather than continually finding new and indirect ways to screw over the troops, members of the Bush administration can simply greet them when they disembark from Iraq, and spit on them. It would save everyone piles of time, don't you think?