Homeland Security Memo
Original post made by Jerry on Apr 19, 2009
What a way to label the returning men and women that have volunteered to lay their life on the line for their country...
In my opinion, this lady is nuts...
on Apr 20, 2009 at 8:01 am
She may be nuts, but don't blame her for trying to be careful.
Let's not forget about a pretty infamous Army vet...
"Timothy James McVeigh (April 23, 1968 June 11, 2001) was a United States Army veteran and security guard who was convicted of bombing the Alfred P. Murrah Building in Oklahoma City on April 19, 1995, the second anniversary of the Waco Siege, as revenge or to inspire revolt against what he considered a tyrannical federal government."
Mr. McVeigh-without a shred of remorse-murdered 168 people with a truck and a few barrels of fertilizer.
Having just attended the Pleasanton TEA party where I saw many signs depicting people's perceptions of a tyrannical government, you've got to wonder where some of this anger may lead.
And yes, there were a few army vets and camo clad gentlemen in attendance.
on Apr 20, 2009 at 9:15 am
In 2006 the Washington Post reported that more than 1 in 3 returning vets were suffering from PTSD. How many more vets are suffering now, without support? The solution is not to blame the vets, but to identify who needs help and get them the medical care they need - before they hurt themself or others.
Unfortunately, while President Bush was more than ready to send those under his command into harm's way, he wasn't quite as ready and willing to take care of them when they came home - especially when their wounds aren't visible. Remember the Walter Reed scandal that came to light in 2007? It got some short term focus, but are the VA medical services any better now?
It's a country's shame to send our men and women in the military into harm's way, and then not fully take care of their medical needs when they return.
on Apr 20, 2009 at 11:17 am
Stacey is a registered user.
I understand the intention, but couldn't they at least have left "right-wing" out of the report? Just call them "extremists". Additionally, when government makes lists of names, that's never a good thing.