Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Once the War Drums Quit Beating {real 'support' did years ago!}

"If military action is worth our troops' blood, it should be worth our treasure, too; not just in the abstract, but in the form of a specific ante by every American." -Andrew Rosenthal 10 Feb. 2013

“Why in 2009 were we still using paper?” VA Assistant Secretary Tommy Sowers “When we came in, there was no plan to change that; we’ve been operating on a six month wait for over a decade.” 27 March 2013

Bringing vets back from the brink — one at a time
April 9, 2013 - The yellow ribbons and the sounds of trumpets will fade — too fast if experience is any guide — once the last of the U.S. troops leave Afghanistan.

On the day the last of the troops step off the transport, there will be a collective sigh of relief that will be immediately followed by an intense desire to resume “normal” lives — whatever “normal” means.

The veterans who come home with physical and psychological wounds, however, won’t ever leave the war behind. Advances in medical care and technology mean that this generation of combat veterans will continue to remain a significant factor in policy and budget decisions for the next half-century at least.

And as has been widely reported previously, the complexity of the wounds will demand complex and expensive treatment. We owe the veterans that care, but that’s what every generation of Americans has said about its soldiers. read more>>>

"We are dealing with veterans, not procedure; with their problems, not ours." General Omar Bradley, First Administrator of the Veterans Administration

"You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today." - Abraham Lincoln

No Revenues = Still No Sacrifice = That's Called 'Support' For The Troops = DeJa-Vu all over again!!

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