Saturday, July 28, 2007

Support the tr ... oh, fuck 'em.


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?

2 comments:

Red Tory said...

I guess since it appeared on dKos we won’t be hearing about it from BillO that’s for sure. This is really unbelievable. The fact that the Pentagon won’t even disclose to the soldiers themselves what exactly the charges are for is beyond absurd. Where’s the outrage of all those “support the troops” wankers now?

the rev. said...

I wonder if those troopers who lose limbs are asked to pay for them later? I mean, if an IED shreds your humvee and takes off your leg, doesn't that leg belong to the government? Shouldn't these careless enlisted men be asked to pay for losing something that belongs to the American taxpayer and Uncle Sam? Why, its is simply a matter of fiscal responsibility isn't it?
And as to the matter of the Iraqi people starving, I thnk Michael Yon has already outlined a fitting modest proposal for solving that little problem.