Sums It Up, Merry? Christmas
Their excuse for Walter Reed, "Oh it's closing in a couple of years!", as they were rubber stamping a War of Choice knowing Reed would be where many would pass through, was/is a Total Disgrace, another Deja-Vu Vietnam Era!!
It's simply, Powerfully, titled "The Disgraceful Treatment of our Veterans"
As you do your holiday shopping this year and think about a big turkey dinner and piles of gifts and the good life that most Americans enjoy, please spare a
thought for those who made it all possible: Those who serve in our military and the veterans who've worn the uniform.
Be it in justifiable? conflicts or Wars of Choice, benefitting only a few in ways No One should Prosper!
* An average of 18 veterans commit suicide each and every day of the year, according to recent statistics from the Veterans Administration (VA). That’s 126 veterans who kill themselves every week. Or some 6,552 who take their own lives each year. Our veterans are killing themselves at twice the rate of other Americans.
* One quarter of the homeless people in America are military veterans. That’s one in every four. Is that ragged man huddled on the steam grate in a brutal winter wind a Vietnam vet? Did that younger man panhandling for pocket change on the street corner fight in Kandahar or Fallujah?
Add to above All we've found out about, many of us already knew what was coming, these past six years!!
The next smarmy politician who shouts, “God bless our troops” ought to be tarred and feathered and ridden out of Washington on a rail for sheer hypocrisy.
As for the Greater Majority of this Country, the sheer numbers would leave the rails in total disrepair, but Shame should pass through All Our Thoughts, Shame at ourselves!
Twenty percent of the U.S. troops fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan come from the Army National Guard. Many are from small towns, and go to war alongside family and friends. This is Part One of a four-part story about one of those units, Bravo Battery of the Kansas National Guard's 161st Field Artillery, and one night in Iraq that changed many lives.
And pay a visit to Ilona Meaghers site PTSD Combat: Winning the War Within, she has this Free Downloadable Suicide Prevention Book posted up. Links to the Free Download can be found there along with a cut from the book, as well as this Video:
Oh ya, for those a little slow on the brain thrust or to involved arguing about who's the Bestest to lead this Troubled Nation, a lightbulb for you, Pass The Link To The Free Book Download On!!
Is 'Funding' Really For Troops?
What Happened To Funding and Oversite For Military/Veteran Care In Previous Congresses?