Webb: Bush would be first to veto benefits for vets

By David Edwards
Sunday, May 18, 2008 12:50 EDT
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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.

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David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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