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By Shy Anne, March 10, 2007 at 6:16 pm Link to this comment
Does anyone remember the amnesia that the Congrees had in forgetting to appropiate the funding for returning Iraq War Vets about a year or ago? I do. The disgraceful and shameful treatment of the returning soldiers was evident to me way back then. I guess they(the gov’t) thought they’d all be dead by now and wouldn’t have to care of’em all. Disgraceful and Piss Poor Pitiful treatment.
By Margaret Currey, March 8, 2007 at 2:24 pm Link to this comment
My comments exately
To comment #56671 on March 4th. My setiments exately, cannon fodder is one thing but the cannon fodder are those who joined because they wanted to.
The war gets really serious when the draft is started, then if the war is not winable then there is another Viet Nam.
Margaret from Vancouver, Washington
By Christopher Robin, March 6, 2007 at 2:45 pm Link to this comment
The Republican Care of the “troops” is mostly movtivated for television cameras, and press.
By ChicagoGuy, March 6, 2007 at 4:41 am Link to this comment
All of America should be ashamed for allowing our troops to suffer under these conditions at Walter Reed Hospital. Support the troops my ASS! Shame on us, all of us. We think by merely sticking a yellow ribbon on the back of our SUV’s that we are supporting our troops. Get real people. We are becoming a nation of the uncaring. We just don’t care.
There are plenty of hospitals in each of our states that can accomodate our troops and give them the proper care and assistance they DESERVE. Bring our troops back home to the states they originate from and let them get the medical treatment they rightly deserve. Show that you care and stand up for our troops.
By Margaret Currey, March 5, 2007 at 2:49 pm Link to this comment
The situation is lack of money, when it comes to soldiers coming home they should not be injured to the point that they have to stay at a hospital, I am being cynical, but this problem was a rumor a couple of weeks before the news broke, and when it did brake, the people pertended that is was about bugs, rats, etc. when in reality the problem was about not caring if the soldiers got to their appointments, and if not for the help of their wives, the real hope was that these soldiers would just go away, and if they had brain damage then they could not challenge about the disability benefits, after all the rich have to be compensated because this country just might go under and the rich cannot suffer like the middle class.
Remember it took a women to bring out all the dirty linen.
By Polly Ester, March 4, 2007 at 3:30 pm Link to this comment
When I start to feel a bit better; they promise to dump me in a homeless shelter.
By trantieungoc, March 4, 2007 at 2:47 pm Link to this comment
“Support our troops !”. Bush/Cheney keeps saying louder and louder.
By Christopher Robin, March 4, 2007 at 1:49 pm Link to this comment
Yet another aspect of government under Republican control left to go to h*ll. Where is all the flag waving and grand speeches? Now they have the nerve to pretend they were in the dark.
The veteran’s hospitals have been long lacking…But this “war/occupation” has really, under the pressure of numbers, brought to light exactly what is going on there.
Amen to the press that is finally starting to do their job, to go out and show reality. Not merely echo what government agencies maintain is reality.
By Dale Headley, March 4, 2007 at 9:51 am Link to this comment
I see where George Bush has cynically announced the formation of a panel to investigate this mess. It begs the question: was the President of the United States so totally incompetent that he did not know what was going on a short walk down Pennsylvania Avenue; or did he just not give a damn?
I guess that if you’ve got a war to win, you can’t be squeamish about patching up wounded soldiers enough that they can be sent back to Hell instead of home to their families. You can’t be wasting perfectly good taxpayer’s dollars needed for war just to mollycoddle potential cannon fodder.
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