Hmm, I thought the Shrub was all about giving the military a raise? And this, in the year of the biggest rise in defense spendings since Reagan?
Troops serving overseas reacted with heat, exasperation and occasional laissez-faire to the news that bureaucrats back home want to roll back their 2004 pay raises.
Or there’s this:
I do not presume to speak for the military, but I am now speaking to them,” Cheney said. “To all of our men and women in uniform, and to their parents and families: Help is on the way!” – during the ’00 campaign
As Hesiod says, this is in order to pay for the tax cuts for its rich donors.