Friday, March 16, 2007

Listen Up, Pundits and Politicians

by PrissyPatriot @ 4:30 PM EDT


The reason for the neglect of the troops is privatization of the military. This war is the most privatized war in the history of the world. Most of the money from the Pentagon went to private companies so these huge corporations like Halliburton (KBR), Blackwater, CACI could get rich. Our military is being undermined by corporations. Check out their profits. It is OUR tax dollars that is being poured into these companies while our military is being neglected.

My son is active duty, career Army, with 15 years under his belt. All the families and the military personnel have contacted people in Congress for four years regarding the neglect and treatment of military personnel. To pretend they did not know is just more lies from a corrupt Congress that is also receiving money in different ways from this war. If you want to know the truth about the Iraq War, see the movie "Iraq For Sale". This is not a underground movie it is mainstream and available at any movie rental place. Once you see it you will understand what the Iraq War is really about and why no one will end it, even though the people are demanding an end to it and why our military suffer while we are spending billions on this war.

Our military is no longer honored by anyone. Everyone's attitude now that it is a volunteer Army is that they volunteered so they have no reason to complain about anything. Currently if you are suicidal or mentally ill, the average lead time for treatment at a Vet Center is 120 days. That is 4 months!

Walter Reed is merely the tip of the iceberg. Men that seek treatment for PTSD are being diagnosed as having a preexisting mental illness to ensure they do not receive benefits. I could go on and on IMUS but there is limited space and I know your time is limited.

See Iraq for Sale. It is a REAL eye opener.

It is not the fault of the people but our government who has sold our military down the river for money and favors to corporations. Attitudes of people are formed by our government in some cases. Just like the soldier that had the nerve to speak up to Rumsfeld several years ago about armor, Rumsfeld's answer? "You have to deal with the Army you have, soldier."

The President knew, and Congress knew. The families of the military have been hounding them for four long years. They could probably build a house with all the paper from the letters we have all written regarding the treatment of our loved ones in the military. Check out Military Families Speak Out, this organization is practically LIVING at the White House these days. THEY ALL KNEW.

Mikal Hutto
Pasadena, Texas
Mother of Sgt. Kenneth M. Pereira
Military Families Speak Out - Houston, Texas


Suzie-Q (S-Q) said...

Hey Prissy!

Of course they knew! Our troops have been treated poorly!

Bring them home now!

(Great post!)

teak said...

"In two days of fighting his unit had lost 17 guys," said Jim Schulze, Jonathan's father. He turned to drugs, alcohol and fighting. He couldn't hold a job. Finally he asked his parents to take him to the VA hospital in St. Cloud, Minn.
"She asked, 'Why do you want to be seen?' and I was standing behind him and he was sitting in a chair, his shoulders were slumped and Jim was standing in the doorway and he said, 'I feel suicidal,' "
... but was told he was number 26 on a waiting-list and the VA didn't have enough beds for him. Four days later he hung himself.

I hope this is okay S.Q., I thought maybe Prissy could use in her work.
That Toensing woman was unbelievable and horrid today before Congress. Everyone should indeed look what that evil woman was doing 25-30 years ago..."Google Craig Spence, Franklin coverup, DiGenova & Toensing. ..." PEACE.

Basheert said...

How very very sad.
HOWEVER, one reason this has happened to this extent is that the military families have NOT spoken up. Indeed, many military families still offer up defense of the Bush Administration.
The military families are the 28% Bush supporters sadly.

I never really believed the military practiced brainwashing, but I guess if you don't "believe", you won't let your kid die for oil.

Suzie-Q (S-Q) said...

Hi Teak!!

Where have you been? We have missed you! ;)

Yes, absolutely, any articles that you can share with the rest of us, please do. I believe I already have that one posted somewhere on this blog...and it is a very sad story! There is no excuse for this type of treatment for our soldiers!

PrissyPatriot said...

Hi All,

And yes Teak that will be helpful...I like to have that kind of info in hand while talking to the big boys;-)
I need to nag Chuckie Hagel again, I think I'll throw in something about the Valerie Wilson testimony today. She kicked butt, I love the way she handled the good ole boy repug who thinks he's cute enough to act that way...what a jerk
Gordon Smith was really good! We can be proud to keep prodding him in the right direction;-D

Suzie-Q (S-Q) said...

Hi Prissy!

Yes, it appears that Gordon Smith is trying to do the right thing..

Prissy and I do have the original story on this blog about the Schulze boy.