Why are Wives or Husbands, Mothers or Fathers Sacrificing…

So much, while the Country isn’t asked to Sacrifice a Damn Thing?

Today the puppeteers pulled the puppets strings and the puppet says it will veto the Defense Department bill passed by the House and Senate containing

The bill is important to members of the military and their families, since it provides for a 3.5 percent pay raise for the troops and contains measures intended to improve the much-criticized health-care system for veterans.

And what do the puppeteers have the puppet say as to reason why the pending veto:

because of concerns by the Iraqi government that Iraqi assets in American banks could be vulnerable to claims from victims of Saddam Hussein, the White House said Friday in Texas.

“The new democratic government of Iraq, during this crucial period of reconstruction, cannot afford to have its funds entangled in such lawsuits in the United States,” Scott Stanzel, a White House spokesman, said in a statement.

My one question to above is, “How much of those billions, in Iraq assets sitting in U.S. banks, is actually our money to begin with?”!

You know some of the missing billions thrown into the quagmire, or reconstruction monies not doing any reconstruction, or payoffs to their puppet government we set up in the aftermath of “Mission Accomplished”!

But this isn’t about the above, except as it relates to this:

Mothers Sacrifice to Help Wounded GIs

This is only one story about one mother and son, repeated almost silently over and over and over, but with wives and wounded husbands, husbands with wounded wives, other mothers and fathers with wounded daughters or sons………………………!

She would exchange her two-story house in Atlanta for a hotel room on an Army post, watch her nest egg shrink and spend her days helping a 30-year-old son change bandages and wriggle into garments meant to reduce scarring.

The sacrifices of injured soldiers, airmen and Marines are recognized with medals and commendations. But the mothers and wives who arrive here wide-eyed and afraid make their own sacrifices – abandoning jobs and homes and delaying retirement to help their wounded children reclaim their lives.

Why are they being asked to Sacrifice Anything? Why Isn’t this Country Picking up the Whole Tab?

Markelz said it’s especially hard on the wives of guardsmen and reservists and on the middle-aged mothers of soldiers – women who had well-established civilian lives away from the typically nomadic life of active military families.

“They didn’t sign up for that,” she said.

We, as a Nation, apparently could only afford those little magnetic ribbons to pop onto our vehicles, untill they got boring, or whatever, and started disappearing!

Or like a number of supporters of the puppets policies and the War, they won’t bloody their own hands with, say “gimmee money” when they read something about Military/Veterans care or PTSD or Traumatic Brain Injuries!

There are a number of these programs, like the one in the article, Returning Heroes Home, that are privately funded and staffed with volunteers.

Another just getting off the ground through the efforts of a ‘Goldstar Mom’, Veterans Village

Where are the Federal Funds when some of these become Successful Programs?

Where’s the Full Support for not only the Troops but their Immediate Family Members as well?

Where’s Our Sacrifice?

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    • jimstaro on December 29, 2007 at 3:26 am
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     And how much of those billions were payments to Saddam when we Owned Him??

    • documel on December 29, 2007 at 4:32 am

    No paper is giving this problem much attention.  That they’ve allowed the “puppet” to black out pictures of returning body bags shows how unnewsworthy the NY Times feels about soldiers lives and deaths.  Those dead heros are news–more so than a plane going down in Panama–or even floods in the Philipines.

    The Ellsberg papers were published by papers with guts–attitude even.  Americans never demanded good reporting–they thought it was a given.  Well, we ain’t getting any.

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