Your Senate At Work
Republicans just successfully defeated an amendment in the Senate - using a filibuster - that would have eased the burden on troops by mandating more time off between deployments. For all the talk of Republican defections from Bush and their willingness to move in a new direction (not to mention their hot air about supporting the troops), when push comes to shove, most of them do whatever Bush and Rove tell them. Exceptions are Smith (OR), Snowe and Collins(ME), Hagel (NE), Coleman (Scared shitless of Franken - MN), Warner (VA), Sununu (NH).
Among other things, that means my supposedly centrist-like Senators, Alexander and Corker, voted to keep stressing the troops, no matter what it takes, in support of Bush's war.