Don't Mess With Senator Webb [VIDEO]
July 16, 2007
Think Progress reports:
WebbÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s amendment would have required the Bush administration to provide at least a year of rest for every year that a member of the Armed Forces was deployed overseas. The amendment provided three years of rest for National Guard soldiers. In the vote to end the filibuster, 56 bipartisan members supported WebbÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s amendment, less than the 60 needed to end debate.
This Sunday, when Graham tried to claim that heÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a qualified voice to speak on behalf of all soldiers because he has been to Iraq, Webb countered, Ã¢â‚¬Å“You go and see the dog-and-pony shows.Ã¢â‚¬Â Webb scolded Graham, Ã¢â‚¬Å“DonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t put political words into [the soldierÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s] mouth.Ã¢â‚¬ÂOh, and Senator Webb showed considerable restraint by not mentioning the fact this his own son has served in Iraq, so naturally he might have more stake in the war's outcome that a twerp like Lindsey Graham.