After studying Jim Webb's Troop Rest Plan amendment, a proposed law that would require troops an equal amount of rest time as to their most recent deployment, I've come to a conclusion about what I think about it.
It's a proposal that sure sounds good but when you really think about it, it's not. I oppose it on constitutional grounds. The congress only has the authority to fund or not fund a war. The President is Commander and Chief and determines how the war is fought. Having Congress trying to micro manage the war is a bad idea and unconstitutional. The Generals and President need to have complete flexibility to fight the war and send whatever troops they need to whenever they need to. They can't be hamstrung by rules and laws that prevent them from doing this.
Again, our troops have volunteered and went into this knowing the rules. They know full well they can be called up at any time to fight.
This amendment is purely a political tactic to claim Republicans don't care about the troops while Democrats do. To say it's not a a political tactic is to be intellectually dishonest.
I know I'll get called out on this and labeled a hypocrite again, which is the purpose of this amendment, but I'll take the arrows and will not shrink from what I know to be right.