Support the troops, unless…

Support the troops, unless…

Unless there’s an issue in the newspapers such as immigration that you can score cheap political points off of, while shafting those you put in harms way:

Senate diverts some Iraq war money for borders, port security

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate voted Wednesday to divert some of the money President Bush requested for the war in Iraq to instead increase patrols against illegal immigrants on the nation’s borders and provide the Coast Guard with new boats and helicopters.

An amendment cutting Bush’s Iraq request by $1.9 billion to pay for new aircraft, patrol boats and other vehicles, as well as border checkpoints and a fence along the Mexico border crossing near San Diego widely used by illegal immigrants was adopted on 59-39 vote.

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