May 08, 2008
Stitch for Senate Helmet #28:
Knitted for Senator McCain
John McCain voted "yay" to use military forces in Iraq in 2002, when it hadn't even been decided that Iraq was the problem, and guess what? It wasn't, and troops are sent over daily! I currently have friends in Baghdad who are being told that they will not be recieving their two weeks' R&R. One of them will not receive it because he volunteered an additional 6 months. His repayment was to be told that he will not receive his leave time because his time does not qualify as a 365 day deployment, but rather two 180 day deployments, which do not qualify for leave time. This is deplorable, and Senator McCain voted to support this injustice. I knit in the hopes that Senator McCain will realize his mistake from 2002 and will make the right choice when voting in the future.
- Melissa Reynolds of Albuquerque, New Mexico
Posted by cat at May 8, 2008 07:06 PM