Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Republicans Against Troop-Protection Amendment

Here's the list of Republicans who voted today against the legislation by Jim Webb (D-VA) that would have mandated better treatment of our military men and women, by placing strict conditions on how soon troops can be returned to combat after coming home from lengthy Iraq deployments.

Who would be against that? Here's who:
  • Alexander (R-TN)
  • Allard (R-CO)
  • Barrasso (R-WY)
  • Bennett (R-UT)
  • Bond (R-MO)
  • Bunning (R-KY)
  • Burr (R-NC)
  • Chambliss (R-GA)
  • Coburn (R-OK)
  • Cochran (R-MS)
  • Corker (R-TN)
  • Cornyn (R-TX)
  • Craig (R-ID)
  • Crapo (R-ID)
  • DeMint (R-SC)
  • Dole (R-NC)
  • Domenici (R-NM)
  • Ensign (R-NV)
  • Enzi (R-WY)
  • Graham (R-SC)
  • Grassley (R-IA)
  • Gregg (R-NH)
  • Hatch (R-UT)
  • Hutchison (R-TX)
  • Inhofe (R-OK)
  • Isakson (R-GA)
  • Kyl (R-AZ)
  • Lieberman (ID-CT)
  • Lott (R-MS)
  • Lugar (R-IN)
  • Martinez (R-FL)
  • McCain (R-AZ)
  • McConnell (R-KY)
  • Murkowski (R-AK)
  • Roberts (R-KS)
  • Sessions (R-AL)
  • Shelby (R-AL)
  • Specter (R-PA)
  • Stevens (R-AK)
  • Thune (R-SD)
  • Voinovich (R-OH)
As, yes, I intentionally included Lieberman in this list of Republicans.

While Wayne Allard is having mercy on the people of Colorado and retiring after the current term, the following are all up for reelection in 2008: Alexander, Chambliss, Cochran, Cornyn, Craig, Dole, Domenici, Enzi, Graham, Inhofe, McConnell, Roberts, Sessions and Stevens.

If this doesn't make them vulnerable on how little they truly support the troops, what the hell does?