Thursday, March 15, 2012

We ♥ Our Troops

Amy Goodman writes:
The Seattle Times reported earlier this month that 285 patients at [Join Base Lewis-McChord]’s Madigan Army Medical Center had their post-traumatic stress disorder diagnoses inexplicably reversed by a forensic psychiatric screening team. The reversals are now under investigation due to concerns they were partly motivated by a desire to avoid paying those who qualify for medical benefits.
Tell me again how much we love our soldiers.

Linus: I love mankind, it's PEOPLE I can't standThe fact is, there is a quite disturbing fetishization of The Troops and The Warfighters and even The Wounded Warriors in this country. But actual support, as opposed to praise-singing, ramping up the defense budget, and the reflexive, obligatory ribbon magnets? It's in quite short supply.

(And don't even get me started on those who want us to start yet another war - with Iran, or in Syria...)

Like Linus, we love our troops, it's soldiers we turn our backs on.

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