A proposal by Democrat Senator Jim Webb of and Republican Senator Chuck Hagel to require more time at home for those who have been deployed to Iraq was blocked by procedural votes cast by Republican senators. There is no indication President Bush who claims to “support the troops” will do any arm twisting to get members of his party behind this measure which is designed to assist the mental health and combat stress being endured by those in fighting areas.
By the way, both Webb and Hagel are former combat soldiers. Unfortunately, there aren’t too many men or women in Congress who actually fought for their country. However, there are dozens who can speak about fighting for their country.