drieuxster (drieuxster) wrote,

Remind me again which side who is which on?

A federal Judge has ruled that he lacks the legal authority to force the Department of Veterans Affairs to immediately treat war veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and could not order the VA to overhaul its internal systems that handle benefits claims and medical services.

Two veterans advocacy groups, Veterans for Common Sense (VCS) and Veterans United for Truth, filed a lawsuit seeking class-action status against the VA last year claiming a systematic breakdown at the agency had led to an epidemic of suicides among war veterans.

The lawsuit claimed that some war veterans were turned away from VA hospitals after they sought care for PTSD and later committed suicide. PTSD is a psychiatric disorder that can develop in a person who witnesses, or is confronted with, a traumatic event. Mental health experts have described PTSD as an event of overwhelming magnitude in which a victim's nervous system is afflicted with intense fear, helplessness and horror. The victim shuts down only to re-experience the traumatic event over and over again. Studies have shown that PTSD is the most prevalent mental disorder arising from combat.

[ cf Veterans Groups to Appeal Judge's Decision Over VA's Treatment of PTSD Cases ]
Would this be a bad time to remind some of our Pro-War Friends how back in the day, you know, after 09/11/2001 and the current moment, they were all clear about how anyone who was gonna play with the PTSD Thing were all traitors and liars and all of those other unpleasantries.

Including but not limited to a trial for 'desertion in the face of the enemy' when one corpman sought to follow the very DOD policies on how to prevent PTSD....

Ah yes, thank GOD this is not like a 'real real war', like when ever it is that the Real Real WARS occur, that of course the grand National Strategic Reserves have been saving themselves for... You know, like if they got married or something....

Thank GOD we got RoboBushCheney!!!
They Shiney!!!

They free from any of the root causes of mental diseases, Total No Mind!

They ain't got it, you don't have to mind....

Remember Boys and RevisionistIdeologicalWhiners, this is what our troops are fighting for...
Tags: bushcheney2008, war

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