VA: Time For This “Yutz” To Go!

My regulars know that I spend a lot of time writing about the Middle East….well for good reason….it is what I went to school for….but I also post many articles about our veterans and their treatment.

This country owes EVERYTHING to our vets and we give them squat.  Oh we talk a good game and we buy cheap little trinkets and we even occasionally say thanx…..when it comes down to it…we do Not support our veterans….and when we do some little thing it is out of guilt and NO genuine concern.

But this asshat is the leader of our vets and their policies and then he goes off on a rant and a pack of lies……..

Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald last year took over a department facing no small amount of scandal—and now he’s stirred up controversy of his own. It started when he was being taped by CBS while speaking with a homeless veteran in Los Angeles, the Huffington Post reports. The man said he’d been in special forces, to which the former Procter & Gamble CEO, who is a military veteran himself, said: “Special forces? What years? I was in special forces!” But he wasn’t; he spent most of his service in the 82nd Airborne Division. “I have no excuse,” McDonald tells the Huffington Post. “I was not in special forces.”

In a statement to the Military Times, McDonald notes that the comment was “inaccurate, and I apologize to anyone that was offended by my misstatement. I have great respect for those who have served our nation in special forces.” He explained the situation to the Huffington Post: “I reacted spontaneously and I reacted wrongly” to the man saying he had been in special forces. He says he had “no intent in any way to describe my record any different than it is.” The White House says it takes McDonald “at his word.” But just last week, the Military Times notes, McDonald said on Meet the Press that 60 VA employees had recently been let go over the hospital scandal; he then walked back the claim, saying just eight had been fired.

Time for this ‘yutz’ to do the right thing and resign……….our vets deserve better representation than some liar and fraud.

23 thoughts on “VA: Time For This “Yutz” To Go!

  1. Reblogged this on My Soapbox and commented:
    Our vets DO deserve more! And anyone that is going to BLAME them is out of line, PERIOD!
    Thank you to lobotero for sharing this with us! Please stop by his blog and see what it was like for him to come home after serving in Vietnam. Then see what we can do to get our vet what they deserve… NOW!

      1. It is my goal to get your word out and hopefully teach some of those like me who were kids and didn’t really understand what was doing on but would be outraged at how you were treated! Only those like Bill Ayers and the hippie generation felt that way. I want to educate the rest of us!

      2. I was an anit-war protester…..not because of political BS but rather because we were treated badly by the very people that we were suppose to be protecting……hippies did not want to go to war and in hindsight they were not so radical…..war is an obscenity against mankind…..keep in mind that the only winner in a war is those that make it possible…..Military-Industrial Complex….no people benefit……

      3. Personally, I do not think that is their plan….maybe some tweaked out lone wolf stuff but all out…NOPE!

        I think it makes good fodder for those selling fear….and fear is a money maker.

      4. Here’s what I think.. and I pray I’m wrong. POTUS came to the podium and said he has NO PLAN AGAINST ISIS.

        Later, he stepped up to the podium and said he had a 40 country coalition against ISIL. Please note the difference between ISIS and ISIL. The media spun the two into one. He does not. He doesn’t because he IS one of them.

        Before the President-elect can be sworn in, I think that they will fly their planes into the major airports at the same time. And at the same time, come across the southern border with OUR truck, tanks, et al, and POTUS will declare Martial Law and sit in the WH as long as he wants and I believe HE will be the one to hang the black flag from the WH himself willingly.

      5. Would you want to deal with Dc? I think Obama is ready to get the Hell out of town…..ISIS stands for Islamic State in Iraq and Syria….ISIL stand for Islamic State in the Levant………Levant is a term used in the Middle East to mean Iraq, Syria, Lebanon and part of Jordan….it was called that as far back as the Crusades to mean the Holy Land….

        Do not worry….with the amount of guns available NO coup will succeed…..if you want something to worry about try the private armies that are allowed to exist on our shores….if you get the time watch a movie called “7 Days In May”…..

      6. All this confusion just feeds fear…..if we wanted to be accurate it would be AQM….al-Qaeda in Mesopotamia….it is where ISIS/IS/ISIL began….and then some tweaker got the big head and ISIS was born…..we could call it Danesh….Arabic name for the group….and it is not a polite name at all….

        Wew are doing to ourselves what ISIS has been trying to do all along….create fear.

      7. I thought I saw something fly by into my hundreds of emails that said “Stop bitching about Fox News..” I was going to reblog it since I watch Fox News.

      8. Do not…it was not flattering…..I appreciate it but the thought but that one was one that I just had to post……there is so much stuff that needs to be read…..I prefer my original stuff get your attention…..chuq

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