The soldiers have been thrown one bone: since they are staying longer in Iraq they will be allowed to come home for two weeks leave at a time to be determined by the Army. The airline ticket is their problem. They'll have to pay for it on their own. Kathy Rarang is hoping Americans will donate their frequent flier miles and she's trying to organize a very special Christmas for reservists' kids who, this year, won't have their moms or dads.
Some National Guard troops are coming home earlier. Congress is investigating complaints that they are from states that supported the Bush election campaign.
Monday, September 15, 2003
If there's any truth to this...
by Atrios at 12:20