Is that the seventh seal I hear popping?

by Caleb Reading

President Bush doing something I actually agree with:

http://www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/nation/3017644

President Bush will propose a dramatic increase to $250,000 in government payments to families of U.S. troops killed in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars and in future combat zones.
The plan to increase the tax-free “death gratuity,” now $12,420, to $100,000 and provide an extra $150,000 in life insurance payouts will be part the 2006 budget proposal submitted to Congress next week
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As of today, 1,415 Americans had died in the Iraq war, according to the Pentagon’s count, and 156 had died in Afghanistan and other locations deemed part of the war on terrorism

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