When the Appropriations committee voted on the latest Iraq spending, they had some tough choices to make. Should we adequately equipped and armor troops deployed to Iraq? After four years of deployments, should we make sure that troops have the time back home that they are supposed to have? Should we ensure that troops sent to war be properly trained? The committee said yes, but Todd Tiahrt said no.
In the Appropriations committee vote, Kansas’ Todd Tiahrt joined the other Republicans in opposing those provisions. When the bill comes to the floor in the next few days, he will have another chance to choose. Will Tiahrt stand for the safety and welfare of the soldiers who serve this nation, or will he prefer the cheap symbolism of opposing these simple requirements just because Democrats proposed them?
Call 202–225-6216 and tell Congressman Tiahrt to support our troops and to vote for the Iraq Accountability Act in its current form. The bill is likely to come to a vote this week, so time is of the essence.