Monday, July 12, 2010

GULF AND BUSH WAR VETS: FIND A VIET VET AND SAY "THANK YOU"

After 35 years of screwing Viet vets by requiring the vet prove a specific trauma to qualify for a PTSD disability, the government has finally folded that stupid tent.  Viet vets absorbed most of the hosing, did most of the lobbying and legal work and now gulf and Bush war vets will no longer have to jump that hurdle.  Did you know that Vietnam Veterans of America is the only organization that exists solely to see to the uniform and fair treatment of ALL veterans of ALL conflicts?

That requirement is now gone.  A lot of your Vietnam brothers lived in sleeping bags and pushed shopping carts and lot of their brothers worked hard to make this happen.  Live well, get care, modern brothers but thank a viet vet next chance you get.

3 Comments:

At 5:49 AM, July 13, 2010, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is very good news. Of course the conservative think tank, the American Enterprise Institute, has long decried the diagnosis of PTSD as a scam. Glad common sense finally prevailed over conservative lobbyists.

 
At 12:22 PM, July 13, 2010, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Bush War" -- Please,give it a rest. This is a good subject and accurate comment by UMR but it is trivialized by your political snipeing.

 
At 1:51 PM, July 13, 2010, Blogger UMRBlog said...

12:22

You're probably right. It was late and I was looking for a shorthand term. Since "War on Terror" causes me to throw up into my mouth, I grabbed Bush as a time peg more than anything else. Substitute your own term and throw it up here. I'll be glad to adopt any shorthand that makes sense.

I take your point and am sorry if I subtracted from the impact of the underlying point.

TYFCB

 

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