Monday, May 16, 2011

Tales of the VA: America's War on Vets

The Air Force Overseas Ribbon

 "Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam recognizes veterans on the 70th anniversary of the Dec. 7, 1941, attacks on Hickam Field"

On May 11, 2011 a sweeping landmark decision was made in favor of Veterans who have been languishing in the disastrous Veterans Administration Claims processing system. This landmark decision has generated all of three pages of Google Results and little more than a thousand news articles. 

The media just does not want anyone to get it, so we will:

Judge Stephen Reinhardt of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals wrote an opinion that held nothing back as it blasted the US Veterans Administration (VA) for everything from long-term incompetence to cover ups. 

The decision was immediately reversed, then it was reversed again. Has anything been done? No. Conditions are just as bad as they were at the beginning. Americans do not have the money to pay for well over a decade of war at everyone's expense but their own. Hence, faking, changing the subject and ignoring the issue are the only (and cowardly) way out.