At least one is fighting for us!

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    Muslim Defends U.S., Land He Loves

    It took 14 surgeries, one of them lasting 11 hours, to repair the damage done to Sgt. Wasim Khan's right leg when a rocket-propelled grenade tore into his ammunition truck during a June battle in Iraq.

    Then there were two more surgeries to repair an eye. Khan, 27, still has marks on his arms and other parts of his body hit by shrapnel.

    But the worst damage was to his leg, where, Khan says, "It looked as though someone had spooned out a big chunk of it."

    That was repaired by doctors who took a muscle from his thigh, implanted it in the open wound and then covered it with a skin graft. Two skin grafts failed to work, but a third was successful.

    Khan's ordeal isn't over. He is set to report back to the hospital in December for physical rehabilitation.

    Yesterday, Khan, who is a practicing Muslim and who prays five times a day on a small rug in the Richmond Hill apartment he shares with his cousin, Mohammed Nasim, stretched out on a couch, his wounded leg propped on a plump pillow.

    http://www.newsday.com/news/yahoo/ny-nyduggvr3536784nov11,0,7618297.column?coll=ny-newsaol-headlines
     
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    Goes to show that there are some Muslims that stand behind the United States! I suppose the terrorists who gave out the "calling on all Muslims" deal, can forget about this Muslim joining in!!! Good for him.
     
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    Now I wonder what kind of help we, the taxpayers, are going to give him after he leaves the military if he still needs medical treatment?
     
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    And what makes you think he would receive anything less than any other soldier under similar circumstances? Are you inferring that he may receive less based on his religion? Do you have anything to show that this type of treatment exists?
     
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    He should get the same as any other Military person that leaves, nothing less, nothing more! what are you trying to say?
     
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    no, that's the problem - I fear he'll receive just as little as others after Bush's planned cuts in veterens' benefits, and have to scrape and beg for any compensation, especially if his major injuries turn out to be psychological.
     
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    Where exactly is Bush cutting veteran's beneifts? All I have heard him propose is to establish a six-month waiting period to receive benefits after discharge. If you have a copy of the proposed legislation, or a draft of the plan, I'd like to see it.
     
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    Congratulations, Jeff, you just made the boards 10,000th post! :D
     
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    I haven't heard anything about Veteran benefits being decreased.

    However, today on the radio I heard that the military is getting a pay raise.
     
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    Good ... God ... how can some of you people be so ignorant? At around the SAME TIME as Bush was making his carrier landing Washington was slashing $14.6 billion in future veterans' healthcare and education.

    REally, sometimes I'm just astounded by how some of the greatest cheerleaders of war demonstrate how they don't really give a flying %*&# about looking into the long-term well being and the huge human costs on those sent out do to the fighting, and what we're doing and going to do about it. But then what can you expect if they're relying on mainstream media sources to teach them?

    I have to admit to having some facts wrong myself, however - I attributed this to Bush whereas the $14.6bn cut to veterans medical and education benefits apparently originated with House Republicans - the extent to which the Bush administration was involved I don't know.

    http://www.democraticleader.house.gov/press/releases.cfm?pressReleaseID=58

    http://democraticwhip.house.gov/media/press.cfm?pressReleaseID=70

    http://www.house.gov/larson/pr_030523.htm

    http://webtest.dccc.org/press/newsreleases//2003-04-01.1718.html

    http://www.goletavalleyvoice.com/cgi-bin/frontpage/readarticle.cgi?article=500

    http://www.commondreams.org/views03/0326-10.htm
     

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