Sunday, June 01, 2008

Vet news. Who cares


Just a few stories that rarely make the news. I thought it would be nice if we at least knew what was going on with our vets, even if we can't or won't do anything to help them. We are truly a disgusting nation.

VA rejects presidential directive to help wounded vets register to vote. That was a Clinton directive of course, not a Bush one. And their bullshit reason? Because using its staff resources that way would interfere with their mission of offering quality care to their patients. Quality care?? And by the way, they won't let outside groups or even individuals to come in and help either.

McCain joins McBush in attacking and denying veterans. No wonder they don't want wounded vets to vote. Who would vote for this turncoat anyway?

US soldiers forced to launch campaign to convert Iraqis to Christianity. It's a direct violation of the Constitution's Establishment clause in the First Amendment, which prohibits military personnel from promoting any form of religion, but who cares? We gave up the Constitution years ago. The marines are doing it too even though Iraqis are horrified at the sacrilege. Now, that's winning hearts and minds!

Attempt to arrest John Bolton for war crimes fails. A former ambassador was physically blocked from approaching Bolton in his attempt to make the arrest.

Home foreclosures in military towns are 4 times the US rate. GI's were targeted during the subprime lending boom because of their low credit. Now, as their mortgages double, they are forced out of those homes. Foreclosures are up nearly 500 percent in some military towns.

1/3 of the US female soldiers in Iraq suffer sexual assault. But the VA won't recognize their trauma or treat it as PTSD. I guess they're just supposed to "buck up" and quit whining.

Military mental health insurance too low to cover costs. It doesn't really matter that soldiers suffering from PTSD have to wait months to get a doctor's appointment, because their insurance won't cover the treatment anyway.

So, in summary, get over there and fight for us but when you get back, don't assume we're going to fix what happened to you when you were there. Don't bother us about your wounds or your nightmares or your screwed up heads. And if your a woman, especially don't bother us just because you got raped a little bit. You probably asked for it anyway.

If you lost your house when you were gone, that's your problem, not ours. Serves you right for listening to the bullshit ads we made to sell you the house in the first place.

And don't talk to us about your constitutional rights to vote. If you're well enough to vote, you shouldn't be in the VA hospital anyway, crybaby.

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Blogger Kathy said...

Great collection of links, expat. Troops are no longer as supportive of the Bush administration and Republicans as they used to be, and after reading these stories its clear why.

4:11:00 PM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

What Kathy said. Great roundup and it's criminal that this news doesn't get more play.

10:20:00 PM  
Blogger expatbrian said...

Bo Didley's death will get more press and more public attention than any hundred veteran deaths.

American moral character? Keep it.

I'm gonna start pulling for McCain. He's not what the country needs, but he's exactly what the country deserves.

9:01:00 AM  
Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

And he's a much better spokesman for those who own the country.

I'm going to shoot the next person who starts snickering about Michelle Obama hinting that she isn't always "very proud" of this country, because I'm sick to death and disgusted with it myself.

9:16:00 AM  

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