Monday, February 19, 2007

Disabled Iraq Veterans Shafted

Despite all the flag-waving, support our troups blah blah from this chickenhawk populated administration, disabled veterans returning from Iraq are routinely being given the shaft by the military regarding their disability pay and medical benefits upon discharge.

Meanwhile, the VA has a backlog of 400,000 new claims from fiscal year 2006.

This is a travesty.

John at AmericaBlog says "This is a national disgrace." He comments today on a piece from the Army Times, Wounded and Waiting and a two-part series in the Washington Post, Soldiers Face Neglect, Frustration at Army's Top Medical Facility and The Hotel Aftermath.

2 comments:

Darin said...

No one has really discussed the issue of medical technology in depth. What is the true impact of the war? How many would have died in wars past but are spared due to innovations in modern science.
A good friend of mine who has served in the military brought this issue to my attention...just something to think about as we look at the impact.

Larry Litle said...

Betty,

I know that we often do not agree but I could not agree with you more about Veterans getting the shaft. I recently blogged on this.

http://simplethoughts-complexmind.blogspot.com/2007/02/take-care-of-those-that-protect-us.html