Tuesday, June 12, 2007

More on the True Cost of War

Veterans for America estimates that over 10,000 veterans of the current misadventure in Iraq are living on the streets. Halfway houses, drug rehab centers and homeless shelters are bursting at the seams, and the top officials at the VA are whistling their way past the graveyard.

Over 175,000 recent veterans have applied for disability compensation from the VA. The VA backlog is such that some of these veterans will die before their claims are approved (and yeah, I read the claims by the VA that they schedule upwards of 95% of veterans appointments within 30 days but the truth is something different).

There's a harrowing story out of LA "Surviving War, Slowly Dying at Home" about the plight of several of those vets.

This is unconscionable in a country such as ours, but it is happening right in front of our eyes, and it can be deposited directly on the doorstep of the Baby Doc Maladministration. And what still galls me is that many of my fellow veterans still continue to support this sick excuse for national leadership, to the detriment of their own self interests.

1 Comment:

jae said...


yer breakin my heart.....

why isn't amerika paying attention???????