Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Wounded Vets Asked to Pay Up


















The Associated Press
Monday 26 November 2007

New York - Service members seriously wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan after they received a $10,000 bonus for enlisting are being asked by the Pentagon to repay portions of the incentive money, says a U.S. senator who calls the practice an example of military policy gone wrong.

For the full article check out Truthout.

Yes, you read right. We send our military off to "fight terrorism," they do their duty without hesitation, believing they are fighting the good fight, a noble cause, risk their lives and then they owe us? What's wrong with this picture? Nearly 300,000 veterans are homeless on any given night. 120 war vets commit suicide each week on average. Those who don't live the rest of their lives mentally and emotionally scarred. And we screw them. Why aren't we taking care of these people who do so much to take care of us?

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2 comments:

Kathy said...

I love my country and respect the troops so much, but I am truly ashamed of the government.

Abby said...

It is a disgrace the way we treat our Vets.