Troops Return From Iraq, But No Celeb...

Troops Return From Iraq, But No Celebration Planned

There are 8 comments on the Fox News story from Dec 28, 2011, titled Troops Return From Iraq, But No Celebration Planned. In it, Fox News reports that:

Dec. 24, 2011: U.S. Army 1st Cavalry 3rd Brigade soldiers march onto the parade grounds upon their return home from deployment in Iraq, at Fort Hood, Texas.

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“Smoke em if you got em.”

Since: Dec 11

Drink coffee, not Kool-Aid.

#1 Dec 28, 2011
Too bad. Heard a lot of speeches from the POTUS about how thankful he was for their service to our country....guess actions speak louder than words.
VET VET

Catlettsburg, KY

#3 Jan 26, 2012
Dang Yankee wrote:
Too bad. Heard a lot of speeches from the POTUS about how thankful he was for their service to our country....guess actions speak louder than words.
Somebody has to be the boss.That'sPOTUS.
Osama Obama Sucks

Carlisle, PA

#4 Jan 26, 2012
SAD!!!

“Smoke em if you got em.”

Since: Dec 11

Drink coffee, not Kool-Aid.

#5 Jan 27, 2012
VET VET wrote:
<quoted text>Somebody has to be the boss.That'sPOTUS.
If the POTUS really appreciated their sacrifices, then at least a token celebration could have been given. As I said before,“actions speak louder than words”.
Army veteran

Miami, FL

#6 Jan 28, 2012
Dang Yankee wrote:
Too bad. Heard a lot of speeches from the POTUS about how thankful he was for their service to our country....guess actions speak louder than words.
Lol ,yes let us play the typical republican symbolism game while treating veterans like crap.

Republicans HATE veterans.

Actions speak louder than lame talking points or a 2 hour parade.

"Republicans "Pledge" to Slash Veterans Benefits"

"And the Democrats have lived up to that duty, he said. Since they took the lead in Congress in 2006 and since President Obama was sworn into office, "we have seen the greatest increase in the VA budget since World War II," Cleland pointed out. In the past 72 months of Democratic Party leadership, the VA has seen a budget increase of 45 percent."

http://www.politicalaffairs.net/republicans-p...

"Rather than trim from the Pentagon's budget, the GOP assembled its package of $61 billion in cuts from deep reductions to non-defense discretionary programs, including $2.6 billion in funding provided to care for America's veterans through the Veterans Administration.

Leaders of VA's largest union, the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), say that the reductions threaten the health care and benefits delivery services provided by VA employees."

http://www.thewashingtoncurrent.com/2011/02/g...

“Smoke em if you got em.”

Since: Dec 11

Drink coffee, not Kool-Aid.

#8 Jan 28, 2012
Army veteran wrote:
<quoted text>
Lol ,yes let us play the typical republican symbolism game while treating veterans like crap.
Republicans HATE veterans.
Actions speak louder than lame talking points or a 2 hour parade.
"Republicans "Pledge" to Slash Veterans Benefits"
"And the Democrats have lived up to that duty, he said. Since they took the lead in Congress in 2006 and since President Obama was sworn into office, "we have seen the greatest increase in the VA budget since World War II," Cleland pointed out. In the past 72 months of Democratic Party leadership, the VA has seen a budget increase of 45 percent."
http://www.politicalaffairs.net/republicans-p...
"Rather than trim from the Pentagon's budget, the GOP assembled its package of $61 billion in cuts from deep reductions to non-defense discretionary programs, including $2.6 billion in funding provided to care for America's veterans through the Veterans Administration.
Leaders of VA's largest union, the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), say that the reductions threaten the health care and benefits delivery services provided by VA employees."
http://www.thewashingtoncurrent.com/2011/02/g...
Who pissed in your Cheerio's?

Both sides of the political fence play around with the military budgets. To deny that is playing pure partisan politics, which helps no one.

With the huge deficits we now have, there can not be any sacred cows protected from any cuts. I'm a veteran, but I wasn't issued any rose colored glasses.

If the deficit isn't dealt with now, everyone will lose in the future. Time to grow up and close the candy store, but we can still show our appreication to the troops, even if it's "symbolic".

http://thehill.com/blogs/healthwatch/politics...
well

Dundas, Canada

#9 Jan 28, 2012
No "mission accomplished" banner. Wtf?
Josh

Pahrump, NV

#12 Nov 13, 2012
But pyramids were funny

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