. . . Bushie style:
The lawsuit against the Department of Veterans Affairs, filed yesterday in federal court in San Francisco, seeks broad changes in the agency as it struggles to meet growing demands from veterans returning home from Iraq and Afghanistan.
Suing on behalf of hundreds of thousands of veterans, it charges that the VA has failed troops on numerous fronts. It contends the VA failed to provide prompt disability benefits, failed to add staff to reduce wait times for medical care, and failed to increase services for post-traumatic stress disorder.
And it’s worse if the troops are female:
As more military women return from fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan, they are finding that veterans services aren’t meeting their needs. An estimated 8,000 female veterans are homeless and others suffer from mental illness. Female veterans discuss their unique experiences and the rising concern about the services available to them.
I urge you to listen to that segment from Talk of the Nation. And consider how you would react if it were your daughters.