Saturday, May 05, 2007

Support the Troops

I was watching The Daily Show the other day, where Jon was interviewing Jeremy Scahill about his new book, and it came out that a "private security" person in Iraq earns in a month what a soldier earns in a year. That is just so wrong on so many levels. Then it occurred to me: this society runs on money, so a really effective way to get the troops out of Iraq while smelling like a rose would be to dramatically increase their combat pay and make staying in Iraq prohibitively expensive.
  • You're taking care of the troops
  • You're paying something closer to what the market has set as the value of the service
  • Can you really see Shrub vetoing this?

Seems like a winner to me.

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