Governor, there was more violence this morning in Baghdad, a missile attack on the al-Rashid Hotel claimed the life of an American military colonel as well as injuring a number of others.
You opposed the war and now the $87 billion to fund its reconstruction and the stabilization of the region.
What do you say to service members and their families who view your position as something short of supporting the troops?
HOWARD DEAN: I don't think service men and women do view my position as short of supporting the troops. I've made it very clear that we need to support our troops, unlike President Bush, who tried to cut their combat pay after they'd been over there and he'd doubled their tour of duty, unlike President Bush who tried to cut -- who successfully cut 164,000 veterans off their health-care benefits.
I'd say all of us up here support our troops a great deal more than the president of the United States does.
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