How Veterans Are Losing the War at Home

I have been writing about the plight of our veterans since I began this site…..the US is NOT a friend to the American vet…..

Vets make great campaign props or to soothe the conscience of those that pretend they care and by saying “thank you” then they can sleep at night.

Veterans get lots of lip service but NONE of it translate into action that they desperately need…..I read this article in Truthdig from TomDispatch and it tells the real story of the American people and the veterans…..

A Vietnam vet told me about a veteran of the Iraq War who, when some civilian said, “Thank you for your service,” replied: “I didn’t serve, I was used.” It got me thinking about the many ways today’s veterans are used, conned and exploited.

Near the end of his invaluable book cataloguing the long, slow disaster of America’s War for the Greater Middle East, historian Andrew Bacevich writes:

“Some individuals and institutions actually benefit from an armed conflict that drags on and on. Those benefits are immediate and tangible. They come in the form of profits, jobs, and campaign contributions.  For the military-industrial complex and its beneficiaries, perpetual war is not necessarily bad news.”

Source: How Veterans Are Losing the War at Home – Truthdig

I know first hand how much the American people care about their veterans….and it is NOTHING like the persona that they want to protract……all that is just so much BS to make themselves feel better.

I for one am sick of all this faux patriotism……it is time for this country to stand up for the veteran as they have done for the country.

8 thoughts on “How Veterans Are Losing the War at Home

  1. The answer to “Why did you betray our Veterans” will never receive a plausible answer in the light of day because today’s crop of Veterans are representative of a group of “Expendibles” that have been “Utilized” in their various military roles for the duration of their service contracts and like any set of tools once they become a little rusty, broken or damaged, it is far more economically feasible to discard them and to replace them with others willing to take the risks of serving. It is a supply and demand thing. One of the first things I learned when I put on my first uniform way back in the late 1950s was that I was “Expendible” but my weapon and my back pack and my boots were not. I don’t know if the trainers were pulling my chain or what but that is some of the stuff they preached to me. But as for me and my house …. I cannot complain too much about the benefits and service I receive from the VA because they are always there for me when I need them. I might have to wait for a period of time to get what I need but I eventually get it. I understand that others may not have been so fortunate but I also have observed that a lot of my compatriots sometimes complain about almost everything and everyone regardless of what they get or how they are treated so go figure.

    1. You are very fortunate with the VA….down here you are screwed unless you were a Cold Warrior…they seem ti get the preference…..troops are tools….once broken discarded and replaced with na new one…

      1. Vets need to learn their rights and their benefits and then use whatever advocacy is available to them including their elected representatives who can often intervene in individual cases.

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