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Monday, March 15, 2004
 
This steams me.
We can fight all we want about whether it was the right thing to send these guys over to fight a war under false pretenses, but couldn't we at least PAY them??
"...one of the reasons the Guard has been especially hard hit is that, in the words of another congressman, Christopher Shays, its payroll system is "old and leaky and antiquated," designed for an era when the members of the Guard were seen as little more than weekend warriors.

That system has been unable to cope with widespread call-ups to extended periods of active duty and deployment to places in which personnel qualify for a variety of special pay and allowances, particularly in combat zones.
It's enough of a nightmare for the families and the soldiers to find that the paycheck is wrong and doesn't cover the bills during peacetime deployments. Must be totally insane stress to have this going on while you're in a war zone. And our preznit sez: "Bring 'em on!!"

 
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“There’s a lot of money to pay for this that doesn’t have to be U.S. taxpayer money, and it starts with the assets of the Iraqi people…and on a rough recollection, the oil revenues of that country could bring between $50 and $100 billion over the course of the next two or three years…We’re dealing with a country that can really finance its own reconstruction, and relatively soon.” -Paul Wolfowitz

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