Sunday, April 20, 2008

Hillary, McCain and Veterans

Thanks to Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, McCain and Hillary Clinton we have an estimated 300,000 veterans among nearly 1.7 million who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan who are suffering from depression, post traumatic stress syndrome (PTSD), and delayed battlefield fatigue syndrome. According to the Rand Corporation who conducted the study on the 300,000 returning veterans, the vast majority are slipping through the cracks and are not receiving adequate care or treatment. The report further states that there is a strong possibility that most of these veterans without proper care or treatment will suffer for the rest of their lives unless comprehensive legislation is passed that will meet the needs of all of our veterans. Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld and cohorts—McCain, Hillary Clinton and all the members of Congress who voted for the use of force and authorization for war against Iraq should have fifteen percent deducted from their remaining paychecks and pension plans to pay for each one of the 300,000 returning veterans who may be in need of medical and mental health treatment for the rest of their lives.
John McCain and Hillary Clinton were only 2 of the 13 senators to vote against adding four hundred and thirty million dollars for inpatient and outpatient care for veterans (S. AMDT 3642 to HR 4939 Vote 98, 4/26/06). How can Hillary Clinton and John McCain look in the eyes of any veteran who has suffered as a result of the war in Iraq and Afghanistan with any sense of compassion, understanding or empathy? Shame on you John McCain and Hillary Clinton!

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