The claim that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has a manual encouraging veterans to "commit suicide," made by Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele, is an asinine assertion with no basis in fact.Here's that link again to the actual pamphlet. If you read it, you will be ahead of Michael Steele, Chris Wallace and every other talking-without-thinking meat puppet quasi-pundit on the right. Of course, if you are reading this blog, then you already are way ahead of them...
Steele made the charge two days ago (August 25th) on FOX News. Steele's egregious comments are an outrageous slander against VA designed to create an atmosphere of mistrust and fear among the millions of our veterans who rely on the VA for medical care. Veterans demand an apology from Steele and FOX News.
"Let me be absolutely clear, Steele lied. There is no VA manual encouraging veterans to commit suicide," said Paul Sullivan, the executive director of VCS, a non-profit based in Washington, DC providing advocacy for veterans, especially veterans with mental health conditions.
I guess it was just a matter of time before the wingnut thugs got around to trying to scare veterans. They've pretty much run though everyone else. Fuckers.