Taking Care of Our Iraq Veterans

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    http://obsidianwings.blogs.com/obsidian_wings/2008/05/we-owe-them-bet.html

    For all those who support the troops, write your representatives to tell them to get off their asses and correct this.

    That is what supporting the troops is really about. Not just wearing a flag pin.
     
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    You are aware that active duty military do not seek help because they are worried what will happen to their careers or what their buddies will think? The Congress can not do a damn thing about that.

    The VA has tried to address the issue, I guess more earmarked funds might help there. As for Active Duty they too are addressing the issue. I just lost my shrink because he has been hired by Camp Lejeune.

    The problem is that military people don't want to look weak and worry they will lose their careers if they seek help. Throwing money at that won't fix it.

    Here in Town the Base is sending Marines to local Mental Health professionals to supplement the military Hospital. Not being active I am not sure what criteria determines who goes on base and who goes off. I suspect since the local office I go to has a dedicated testing staff they may be sending them for testing to expediate the process. The place I go to hired a new doctor and has a military doctor assigned to assist in the process. They ONLY see active Duty Military.
     
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    Those aren't my words.

    Hell, you know that they were discharging troops who now had mental problems and saying they existed before they enlisted so they wouldn't have to give them further care.
     
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    Just as you know a percentage of those troops "suddenly developed" those problem when they find out they can leech off the system. It's not a one-sided argument.
     
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    Claiming the Government is not doing anything is a laugh. I listed several changes I have seen here and also those listed by the Government. Further you know as well as I do that Military members hide these kind of problems.
     
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    I never said weren't doing "anything", that is you disclaimer.

    You have any data on this? What percent? My experience has been that the buttholes make up a small percentage that they judge the majority on.

    The innocent many are punished for the deeds of the evil few, is how I worded in in a book I am writing.

    I would rather a few malingerers get freebies than many deserving veterans get shit on.

    I am seeing the same thing that happens with every war. When the vets come back, their initial treatment is lacking when you consider what they gave. This is not a partisan remark. It is one that says we need as a country to treat out military better when they come wounded physically and mentally.
     
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    And we are trying. You act as if the Government has done nothing at all. As if they are just sweeping it under the rug.
     
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    For someone who stereotypes all conservatives and Republican by the actions of the small minority of different extremists, you sure do go 180 here.

    I assume if you were in for 20 you know as well as any vet on this board the rules are designed around the bad apples, just as civilian laws are designed around the bad apples.

    If they weren't, there'd be no need for them, would there?

    There's a process. Everyone I know that's gone through the process has the benefits.
     
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    For someone who says he reads, you sure can go 180. I believe that I have stated again and again that not all republicans and conservatives are total assholes but a small percent that is currently in charge. Partial assholes, of course.:rofl:

    I believe you and Retired are the ones who use the mass label of loonie liberals far more often than I do any about overall blame of all conservatives.:eusa_liar:


    JUST IN CASE YOU DON'T GET WHAT I SAID. I THINK THAT RIGHT NOW THERE IS A SMALL GROUP OF GREEDY AMORAL BASTARD NEO CONS WHO HAVE STOLEN YOUR PARTY AND OUR COUNTRY AND DON'T GIVE A SHIT ABOUT ANY OF US.

    I do fault the Repubs Reps and Sens who followed Bush blindly in every effort he pushed or ignored any crime he committed.
     

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