Oh no you don’t Mr. black heart! First of all, what the hell do you know about troops or the military Mr. five deferments? You dare to say that someone else does not support the troops? You sir, are a cad and a black hearted purveyor of propaganda! You have about as good a grasp on reality as Bush has. This from an administration that declares wounds that soldiers receive in Iraq to be a “personality disorder.” to cheat them out of a lifetime of disability and medical benefits, thereby saving billions in expenses.
Vice President Dick Cheney on Saturday accused the Democrat-led House of not supporting troops in Iraq and of sending a message to terrorists that America will retreat in the face danger.
“They’re not supporting the troops. They’re undermining them,” Cheney told a gathering of the Republican Jewish Coalition at the oceanside Ritz-Carlton hotel in Manalapan, Fla., about 60 miles north of Miami.
I guess your idea of support would be to degrade and throw those same troops you claim to support to the side and treat them like non-citizens! Your view of this world must be to deny that they are even wounded, and refuse to help them after they put their lives on the line. Maybe that keeps the statistics down for you huh?
Jon Town has spent the last few years fighting two battles, one against his body, the other against the US Army. Both began in October 2004 in Ramadi, Iraq. He was standing in the doorway of his battalion’s headquarters when a 107-millimeter rocket struck two feet above his head. The impact punched a piano-sized hole in the concrete facade, sparked a huge fireball and tossed the 25-year-old Army specialist to the floor, where he lay blacked out among the rubble.
“The next thing I remember is waking up on the ground.” Men from his unit had gathered around his body and were screaming his name. “They started shaking me. But I was numb all over,” he says. “And it’s weird because… because for a few minutes you feel like you’re not really there. I could see them, but I couldn’t hear them. I couldn’t hear anything. I started shaking because I thought I was dead.”
Eventually the rocket shrapnel was removed from Town’s neck and his ears stopped leaking blood. But his hearing never really recovered, and in many ways, neither has his life. A soldier honored twelve times during his seven years in uniform, Town has spent the last three struggling with deafness, memory failure and depression. By September 2006 he and the Army agreed he was no longer combat-ready.
But instead of sending Town to a medical board and discharging him because of his injuries, doctors at Fort Carson, Colorado, did something strange: They claimed Town’s wounds were actually caused by a “personality disorder.” Town was then booted from the Army and told that under a personality disorder discharge, he would never receive disability or medical benefits.
Town is not alone. A six-month investigation has uncovered multiple cases in which soldiers wounded in Iraq are suspiciously diagnosed as having a personality disorder, then prevented from collecting benefits. The conditions of their discharge have infuriated many in the military community, including the injured soldiers and their families, veterans’ rights groups, even military officials required to process these dismissals.
They say the military is purposely misdiagnosing soldiers like Town and that it’s doing so for one reason: to cheat them out of a lifetime of disability and medical benefits, thereby saving billions in expenses. LINK.
Yet you want to make claims that you cannot support the troops, and all the other rubbish that the right wing spews. I guess Walter Reed is just a minor glitch to you huh? I guess that is the real way you support the troops. I guess the aftermath was just hogwash to you, and was just a political ploy huh? I guess all is a myth to you.
Cheney called it a myth that “one can support the troops without giving them the tools and reinforcements they need to carry out their mission.”
Would those tools include proper body armor and armored Humvees? Now who supports the troops you moron? Not enough people and not enough equipment to start the job with, and yet you want to cast off your bondage on others shoulders. It is you that hates America! You hate our troops, except when they can be used as a photo-op. You sir, are a disgrace to not only our troops, but to our whole nation. May GOD have mercy on your soul on the day that your heart attacks exceed your deferments!