Webb: Bush would be first to veto benefits for vets
NBC’s Tim Russert talked with Sen. Jim Webb about his support of the new G.I. bill.
Webb said, “And now the president says he’s going to veto this bill. No president in history has, has vetoed a, a benefits bill for those who’ve served. So on the one hand, we have this rhetoric, which goes to what I was writing saying, “This is the next greatest generation, these guys are so great.” And then we see this president, he’s fine with sending these people over and over again where they’re spending more time in Iraq than they are at home. He’s fine with the notion of stop loss, where we can, we can make people stay in even after enlistments are done.”
A full transcript is available here.
This video is from MSNBC’s Meet the Press, broadcast May 18, 2008.