Screw Those Brain-Damaged Vets

That's right, to hell with those guys that served in Iraq and came home with a big ding in their head. As the lead to this story in the News & Observer makes clear /brain injuries are so common among U.S. troops that they're called the signature injury of the Iraq war/. Well, who's fault is that? Not the wealthy! So, why would you want to punish them for the mistakes these guys made in Iraq, by taking away their tax cuts. C'mon! Let's not make hasty decisions here that will hurt those most in need, the ultra-wealthy.

I think the Pentagon and Congress are on the right track when they decide to /cut military spending on researching and treatment/ of brain injuries. We must not sacrifice our tax cuts for good people like Bill Gates, Madonna, Pamela Anderson , and that guy who makes Girls Gone Wild videos just to help out a few screwballs from the Iraqi War.

More on the story after the break.

Brain injuries are so common among U.S. troops that they're called the signature injury of the Iraq war, but Congress is poised to cut military spending on researching and treating them.

I think that's enough. Sure there is outrage to discuss and why they would even consider doing this, but isn't the above really enough? I mean, any sane person, that is, Democrat, knows that this is just more of the same from those who don't support the troops. They don't support the troops my friends and I wish our Democratic candidates would magically turn into bobble heads spouting out all the ways that they don't support the troops.

House and Senate versions of the defense appropriation bill would chop funding for the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center from $14 million to $7 million. The center runs 10 facilities across the country, including one at Fort Bragg that has performed research and treated soldiers' injuries since 1998.

Okay, I couldn't resist. Can you believe this shit?

"It's just ridiculous," said Sgt. Maj. Colin Rich, a Fort Bragg soldier who has been legally blind since he was shot in the head while serving in Afghanistan in 2002. "Whoever is cutting the budget must have a head injury themselves."

And, that, my friends, is nuff said. Go read the whole article, it will make your damn blood boil.

Comments

Bobble Heads

Please let Shuler and Kissell become bobble-heads this week discussing nothing but this cut for the next month. NOTHING.

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-me

p.s.

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.
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RECOMMENDED! Thanks Robert

The Republicans are sure quick on the draw to start wars....they just don't like paying the costs of war!

No matter that patriotism is too often the refuge of scoundrels. Dissent, rebellion, and all-around hell-raising remain the true duty of patriots.

OT

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-me

I'm watching the SBOE

through Todd's link on A's piece


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As Always, GREAT REPORT BROTHER ROBERT!!!!

Very good report Robert!!! This just go's to prove my point that we need outta Iraq!!! Also check these sites for related storys. They even want to put chips in our heads to keep track of us!!!! Links Below.
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/
html/nationworld/2003226922_atomic26.html

http://www.elpasotimes.com/breakingnews/ci_4225437

http://www.techweb.com/article/showArticle.jhtml;jsessionid=
WUPWPQPCTXMCKQSNDLRCKH0CJUNN2JVN?articleId=192203522&pgno=1

Dan Siler
Veteran's Advocate / Activist

I don't see how any wounded vet...

ever supports the Republican party again after this crap. They see them talk the talk about supporting the troops, but then they don't walk the walk when it comes time to support those who have come back in pieces.

Disgusting.

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.
-me