I took myself down to the fair grounds

Support Our Troops:

Democratic Senator Patty Murray of Washington accused the Bush administration yesterday of turning a “blind eye” to the rising costs of caring for thousands of wounded veterans returning from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

In the weekly Democratic radio address, Murray noted that the Veterans Affairs Department last week admitted it was more than $1 billion short of funds for this year.

She said lack of funding for veterans was “the latest in a long line of White House failures to level with the American people about the cost of war,” citing cases of troops using scrap metal to armor their Humvees and families raising money to buy bulletproof vests for soldiers in Iraq.

“The president has an obligation to our troops, their families, and to the American people, to tell the truth about the costs and sacrifices necessary to win the war in Iraq,” she said, urging Bush to map out a clear plan.

Good girl, Patty. They have no plan, they can’t come up with a plan, their version of a plan is to keep saying we’re winning and hope it comes true, and the louder you demand in every single race in every single district in every single state in this country, that they goddamn well better tell us the truth about what’s going on and when our troops are coming home, the more deafening their silence becomes.