A new low, even for the Army

Posted: November 21, 2007 in america, axis of incompetence, military, protest, veterans, war

According to recent reports, the Pentagon is asking wounded veterans to return part of their enlistment bonuses. The reason?

Their injuries prevented them from completing their terms of enlistment.

No shit. The story was reported yesterday by KDKA of Pittsburgh, P.A.:

Wounded Soldier: Military Wants Part Of Bonus Back

Even though the Army saw the error of its ways, the soldier is still planning on taking his story to the media.

Good for him. I wish him and all soldiers in his position all the best. I hope this story has as much staying power as the bridge baloney. It certainly deserves far more attention than that bit of trivia. This is important – it speaks to the wholesale abuse and betrayal of our nation’s troops at the hands of the most incompetent, corrupt, and degenerate administration in American history.

It speaks to the reality of this war – that it was started based on lies, it has bankrupted the country, broken the back of the finest military force the world has ever seen, has wasted the lives and limbs of the men and women called to fight it, and has produced no real gain in security or safety for the United States.

It speaks to the failure of this administration to plan for the care and treatment of the victims of its failed policies.

Finally, it speaks to the reality of the ignorance of the average American about what’s really happening over there, and what really happens to the wounded troops once they return home.

First the Walter Reed scandal, now this. How many more of these disasters must our military men endure before we finally have the real courage to stand up and say “enough!”

Bring them home. If you really support the troops, bring them home.


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