War Veterans

The American soldiers need to be taken care of. It's good to see that the Pentagon is starting to shape up on how they treat their psychiatric wounds (see this article about the problem and this article about the progress). I think it's too little too late. I am happy for the development, but a lot of damage has been done.

When it comes to taking care of the soldiers they send to die, the U.S. government has an uncanny ability to fudge things up on a grand scale. Something quite unfortunate always finds a way to surface. Here are some things that the American people should be aware of when it comes to caring for our soldiers:

You can add those problems at home with these problems abroad:

  • suicide bombers
  • Abu Ghraib, where only the peons' heads rolled, not the people giving orders
  • lack of armor for the cars at the beginning of the war
  • the government jumping the gun with the whole Mission Accomplished business, which by the way happened 5 years ago.

It's just folly after fib after failure. I supposed "fib" isn't the right word; it implies too much innocence. The decisions by our government directly effect every one of these things. You should know.

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