"Although Democrats have been arguing for the 3.5% raise, what neither they, nor
any news organization seems to have thus far noticed, is that the
Administration's meager compensation plan would be, in fact, illegal."
I don't understand how this war that is the struggle of our life times, is going to be waged while we are talking paying the troops so little. If this war is so important, and these heroes are making a sacrifice for freedom in Iraq, America and around the world, why not pay them for it. The troops deserve better.