My texas friend thinks I that perhaps I am outraged all the time about things. And maybe he is right, but I honestly don't know how to look at this administration and not feel that way. For example, I have been thinking about this wounded vet story all week. The original story was horrible enough--and we had a glimpse of what could be when Robert Gates thanked the WaPo for breaking the story and pledged to stop this horrible mistreatment of the troops. But now we see that the military is going to simply make those same troops just stop talking to the press to make this go away.
But it isn't just those Walter Reed patients. Marty notes the story about ABC News anchor Bob Woodruff who narrowly survived a brain injury when an IED exploded near his armored vehicle. But as she notes, thanks to the weaponry used, body armor, etc., the signature wound of the Iraq war is the Traumatic Brain Injury--and Congress (before the Democratic takeover) wanted to cut funding into researching those injuries.
And yet, it is still commonly asserted that liberals don't care about the troops and are anti-military. Leaving the liberals aside for a minute, the real question is how do conservatives with yellow ribbons on their SUVs but voting for reductions in veterans benefits or research into TBIs still say they are pro-troops? How do they support a President who has almost single handedly ruined our military and still say that they are all pro-military.
I think Anglican is right. They are pro-military in the same way that corporations are pro-immigrant workers.