Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Color Me Unsurprised

ABC News: Injured Iraq Vets Come Home to Poverty: "Army Spc. Tyson Johnson III of Mobile, Ala., who lost a kidney in a mortar attack last year in Iraq, was still recovering at Walter Reed Army Medical Center when he received notice from the Pentagon's own collection agency that he owed more than $2,700 because he could not fulfill his full 36-month tour of duty.

Johnson said the Pentagon listed the bonus on his credit report as an unpaid government loan, making it impossible for him to rent an apartment or obtain credit cards.

'Oh man, I felt betrayed,' Johnson said. 'I felt, like, oh, my heart dropped.'"
Support the troops. Into pain, dismemberment and destitution. Then send them a bill for services and forget about them as human beings. They have obviously outlived their usefulness and are now burdens, not worthy of being supported by the GOP. Out of sight, out of mind, out of plans.

And budget.

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