Tuesday, May 27, 2008

The Democrat Times vs The White House

Yes ... it's a few days old ... but oh so worth noting again. The New York Times choosing Memorial Day to bash Bush ... Again Gateway Pundit has it all here.

President Bush opposes a new G.I. Bill of Rights. He worries that if the traditional path to college for service members since World War II is improved and expanded for the post-9/11 generation, too many people will take it.He is wrong, but at least he is consistent. Having saddled the military with a botched, unwinnable war, having squandered soldiers’ lives and failed them in so many ways ...

but this time Bush bashes back. I love it.

This editorial could not be farther from the truth about the President's record of leadership on this issue. In his January ... President Bush specifically called upon Congress to answer service members' request that they be able to transfer their GI Bill benefits to their spouses and children. In April, he sent a legislative package to the Hill that would expand access to childcare, create new authorities to appoint qualified spouses into civil service jobs, provide education opportunities and job training for military spouses, and allow our troops to transfer their unused education benefits to their spouses or children.

As an aside ... the Webb bill does none of this ... it does however offer the same college benefits to a service member no matter their length of service. A debatable point for sure ... one wonders why the Democrats and the NY Times fail to mention the White House points here.