The Pentagon, Department of Veterans Affairs, And Abuse Of Soldiers And Veterans

Another outrage has emerged in how the Pentagon and Department of Veterans Affairs treats its soldiers and its veterans who have sacrificed their lives for this country.

On top of such outrages as the battle over Agent Orange during the Vietnam War and the poor treatment of soldiers at many veterans hospitals including Walter Reed Army Medical Center, now we have evidence of many veterans having developed breast cancer from contaminated water supplies at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina, going as far back as the 1960s.

The government refuses to accept that they are liable for the terrible health conditions in these veterans, so do not provide any coverage for medical care. This is TOTALLY unacceptable, and MUST be reversed, but just as in other cases in the past, the government fights harder against its veterans and soldiers than it often seems to do against the enemy, considering how they did not provide body armor and other support to its own soldiers in Iraq until there were extensive screams and yells by supporters of the troops that they were inadequately protected.

We say we honor our soldiers on Memorial and Veterans Day, but we can only truly honor them by treating them well while they serve us with distinction, and stop trying to cheat them when they have service related problems in later years.

The time to stop this mistreatment of our patriots is NOW, and I call on the Obama Administration to change the policy and attitudes of previous administrations and do the right thing for our troops, past and present!

One comment on “The Pentagon, Department of Veterans Affairs, And Abuse Of Soldiers And Veterans

  1. tate September 27, 2009 10:00 pm

    Yes! Additionally, we should mention the many different types of illness that have been reported since the early 90’s (1st Gulf War) to present troops returning.

    All men and women who have served should be taken care of their entire lives.

    I agree 100% with your post and hope these changes are put in motion!

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