If John Edwards sent out a press release announcing plans to balance the budget by cutting VA benefits, the whole conservative echo chamber would be screaming for his "treasonous, troop-hating, and anti-american" rear end.
So why does the president get a pass? The only time this idiot "supports the troops" is when they're propped up behind him for a photo-op.
Note, also, that brave, resolute Mr. Bush wishes to schedule the cut for 2009. "Let someone else deal with my mess," is the watchword of this administration.