by pelican, Sun May 14, 2006 at 09:47:32 AM EDT
Eric Massa's Weekly Diary with Mishonda Baldwin (MD-03) and Andrew Duck (MD-05) - The Iraq War PTSD Epidemic
Eric Massa, New York CD 29, Mishonda Baldwin, Maryland CD 3, Andrew Duck, Maryland CD 7, Iraq War, veterans, vet care, PTSD, mental health, Fighting Dems, Band of Brothers, Veterans for a Secure America
The Bush White House and the Rubber-Stamp GOP-controlled Congress have launched so many assaults against the American people that I have lost count. But perhaps the most offensive of these assaults are against the military, military families and veterans. President Bush saw fit to send our soldiers into an unnecessary war, using misleading intelligence. He then refused to properly protect the them in battle, provide the necessary medical care when they were redeployed homeward, and finally denied them and their families the financial security they have earned fighting for our nation.
I (Eric here) have put it this way:
When will our President stand up for our troops and Veterans instead of simply standing with them for photo-ops and scripted press events? When will our President keep our nation's promises to those who fight for our freedom even as he sends them to fight for others' freedom? (Our Troops and Veterans Deserve More Respect, Support , December 1, 2005)