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the Voice of
The Communist League of Revolutionary Workers–Internationalist

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— Karl Marx

Iraq war funding bill:
Hiding the real deal behind a fake dispute

Jun 2, 2008

A lot of noise has been made about a senator’s proposal to change the G.I. Bill so that veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars will receive full payment for college educations once they return. Veterans are for this, and the Pentagon is against it. Democrats are for it, saying it’s long overdue; Republicans are against it, saying some vets should get more than this, some less.

Lost in all this hullabaloo is the fact that both parties voted for another 165 billion dollars to keep those wars going.

Keep your eyes on the check book – not on the election hullabaloo!