From the story:
Army officials in upstate New York instructed representatives from the Department of Veterans Affairs not to help disabled soldiers at Fort Drum Army base with their military disability paperwork last year.Army Surgeon General Eric Schoomaker denied that the Army had told the Veterans Affairs Department not to help injured soldiers challenge their disability ratings.
A soldier described what it feels like to be used and discarded by the War Machine, "To be tossed aside like a worn-out pair of boots is pretty disheartening," the soldier says.
Guess what? We now have documented evidence. Listen to and read the follow-up NPR story. And read the memo which specifically states, the "VBA should discontinue counseling MEB soldiers on the appropriateness of DOD MEB/PEB ratings and findings."
Couple this with Bush Government lawyers arguing Veterans are not entitled to mental health care.
Veterans have no legal right to specific types of medical care, the Bush administration argues in a lawsuit accusing the government of illegally denying mental health treatment to some troops returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.Read more from the story.
How can anyone believe this government gives a shit about veterans? To the US government veterans are wooden blocks from a game of RISK, soulless, faceless, chips to be moved and sacrificed in the Great Game of world domination.