Bush ‘hearts’ the troops….really.
The WaPo is reporting this morning that more than one in three American servicepeople report suffering from mental distress after returning from Iraq.
This is shameful, and something that your representatives in Congress ought to hear about. And something that would make a great issue for a letter to the editor in your local newspaper or a call to a local talk radio show. Our soldiers risk their lives day in and day out — they deserve a helluva lot better from this Administration than a deliberately underfunded system of support year after year.
We knew going into Afghanistan and Iraq that the number of injured veterans was likely to rise — as it always does when you engage in an armed conflict. That this Administration and the Republican-controlled Congress failed to plan for this increase — by budgeting and staffing adequately for it up front — is dishonest and wrong. And it dishonors the veterans who put their lives and their limbs on the line for all of us. Shame on Congress and the President for failing our veterans at a time when they need us most. For shame. …
Folks, our fighting boys need your help. Here’s the email we received today from
one of them:
“Just to let you know, the US Marines have blocked access
to“Wonkette” along with numerous other sites such as personal email (i.e. Yahoo, AT&T, Hotmail, etc), blogs that don’t agree with the government point of view, personal websites, and some news organizatons.”
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