Holy Joe's logic is maddening...he is counseling his colleagues to vote against Webb's amendment requiring that active-duty troops have at least the same amount of time at home as the length of their previous tour of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan because he thinks they should give the troops a break. Um, hello?And yet more proof that being a neo-con means you never have to crack open a history book, he gives us this gem:
"It's a backdoor, kind of indirect way to compel us to withdraw from Iraq.... when in a war does Congress step in and tell the military what it's personnel policy should be?"
TP has Jim Webb response to Lieberman:
I was warning about the consequences of invading and occupying Iraq well before we went in. ... I don't know where Sen. Lieberman gets his opinions about how well we're doing.
UPDATE: Republicans have killed Webb's Troop Protection Amendment.
UPDATE #2: Bob Geiger has the final vote count. Look at the Republicans that don't want to protect the troops.
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