U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates on Thursday said the military had made mistakes in treating returning combat troops including in their physical and mental health care and by providing some sub-standard housing.No Seriously.
In a visit to Fort Bliss, Texas, Gates announced a change in government procedures to encourage troops returning from Iraq and Afghanistan to seek treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) without fear of losing their security clearances and harming their careers.
The announcement came just a day after closing arguments in a San Francisco federal court case in which veterans allege the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is unable to deal with the growing number of PTSD cases emerging from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.
Gates acknowledged not all of the more than 1.5 million military service members who have been deployed overseas have received needed medical treatment and accommodations.
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Please, remind me again why all of those Draft Doedgers were hiding in the DOD while sending troops out to do a job that was soooooo beneath the pro-war draft dodgers. Maybe Jonah Goldberg and crew will be able to write some scathing denouncement of the folks who will never be held accountable, because of course those sorts of Evil Liberals have always mascaraded as Psuedo-Conservatives, and they were never really the Truthier Pro-War Types...
Yeah, please Draft Dodging Pro-War Wankers, Bring It!!! Bring IT ON!!!!
And do not forget to wear your "Mission Accomplished" Prom Dress....