{This blog is not affiliated with the VA. Though a Veteran, four yrs. all shore in Navy last year In-Country Vietnam, I don't work for the VA}
**USN All Shore '67-'71 GMG3 Vietnam In Country '70-'71 - Independent**

In 2003 some 72% of Americans fully supported the Abandoning of the Missions and those Sent to Accomplish so extremely Quickly after 9/11!!
At least some 95%, if not more as less then 1% serve them, not only still support the, just below, total lack of Sacrifice, they ran from any and all Accountability and left everything still on the table to be continually used if the political/military want was still in play in future executive/legislative wants!!
DeJa-Vu: “With no shared sacrifices being asked of civilians after Sept. 11", Decades and War From, All Over Again!!
Especially for the Corporate and Wealthy Community, investors in Defense Industries, and for these, Afghanistan and Iraq, came Two Huge Tax Cuts, with more sweetheart deals to same from states and the fed!!

Thousands of people across America don’t just talk about honoring Veterans; they walk the walk. Dedicated Volunteers Serve Veterans for Decades

On this Executive Administration, it's Cabinet and those directly around same, "Best - Ever": "We haven't had this kind of visibility from the White House—ever." Joyce Raezer National Military Family Association - Dec. 30, 2011, and plenty more of similar since Joyce, others, spoke and continues!

Ask yourself: If the Veterans Administration is so corrupt and mismanaged, as the conservative ideology, under which the seeds of are planted when they control, wants everyone to buy into as they obstruct the budgets and do extremely little after they charge same, then why does the Private sector, many problems within rarely heard about, adopt so many practices and advanced technologies developed within the VA, for free?! The VA, DoD, and in partnership with Universities and Colleges, not just Health Care are constantly in R&D and that developed that works is quickly moved into the private, for profit, sector, even as the VA is long under funded, decades, and especially during and after our wars that the few are sent into!

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President Obama 26 August 2014

Fact: "This is not just a job of government. It’s not just a job of the veterans’ organizations. Every American needs to join us in taking care of those who've taken care of us. Because only 1 percent of Americans may be fighting our wars, but 100 percent of Americans benefit from that 1 percent. A hundred percent need to be supporting our troops. A hundred percent need to be supporting our veterans. A hundred percent need to be supporting our military families."

"We’ve been able to accomplish historic increases to veterans funding. We’ve protected veterans health care from Washington politics with advanced appropriations. We’ve been able to make VA benefits available to more than 2 million veterans who didn't have them before, including more Vietnam vets who were exposed to Agent Orange. We’ve dedicated major new resources for mental health care. We’ve helped more than 1 million veterans and their families pursue their education under the Post-9/11 GI Bill."

August 26, 2014 - Secretary Robert A. McDonald's Remarks for the American Legion's 96th Annual Convention, Charlotte, NC
Fact: "Unlike, P&G, VA may not be concerned about quarterly profit and loss statements or shareholder value, but it does have a bottom line—Veterans. "
{which is why No Government agency should be turned into a private corporate entity feeding for profit off the Countries duty and responsibility, especially the VA}
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Fact: “We are dealing with veterans, not procedures—with their problems, not ours.” —General Omar Bradley, First Administrator of the Veterans Administration

Facts: Matthew Hoh {former Marine and foreign service officer in Afghanistan}: "We spend a trillion dollars a year on national security in this country."
"And when you add up to the Department of Defense, Department of State, CIA, Veterans Affairs, interest on debt, the number that strikes me the most about how much we're committed financially to these wars and to our current policies is we have spent $250 billion already just on interest payments on the debt we've incurred for the Iraq and Afghan wars."
26 September 2014

Fact: "If military action is worth our troops’ blood, it should be worth our treasure, too — not just in the abstract, but in the form of a specific ante by every American." -Andrew Rosenthal 10 Feb. 2013

Fact: "12 years also is a long time. We now have a lifetime responsibility to a generation of service members, veterans and their families." Dr. Jonathan Woodson 11 Sep. 2013: With 9/11 Came Lifetime Responsibility
{two tax cuts, especially for the wealthy, came with these two recent unpaid for wars, nor the results of, DeJa-Vu all over again from the previous decades and wars from! Ignore the many issues, by those served, no need to fund!}

Fact: Sen. Bernie Sanders told Republicans: “If you can’t afford to take care of your veterans, than don’t go war. These people are bearing the brunt of what war is about, We have a moral obligation to support them.” February, 26th, 2014

Fact: 25 June 2014 U.S. Sen. Jay Rockefeller: Veterans' Affairs issue an 'all too similar' scene

Fact: How We Could Do More For Our Vets: "We need to go into debt to pay our debt to U.S. veterans to make sure they get the care and services we owe them."

Fact: “Why in 2009 were we still using paper?” VA Assistant Secretary Tommy Sowers “When we came in, there was no plan to change that; we’ve been operating on a six month wait for over a decade.” 27 March 2013


Bob Herbert Losing Our Way : "And then the staggering costs of these wars, which are borne by the taxpayers. I mean, one of the things that was insane was that, as we're at war in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Bush administration cut taxes. This has never been done in American history. The idea of cutting taxes while you're going to war is just crazy. I mean, it's madness." Bill 'Moyers and Company': Restoring an America That Has Lost its Way 10 Oct. 2014

Presidential Proclamation -- Veterans Day, 2013: "As we pay tribute to our veterans, we are mindful that no ceremony or parade can fully repay that debt." read more>>>

Under two previous Executive administrations and wars from, father and son. With son and conservative congresses leading the extremely quick abandoning of the missions and those sent to accomplish after 9/11:

ProPublica and The Seattle Times Nov. 9, 2012 - Lost to History: Missing War Records Complicate Benefit Claims by Iraq, Afghanistan Veterans
"DeLara's case is part of a much larger problem that has plagued the U.S. military since the 1990 Gulf War: a failure to create and maintain the types of field records that have documented American conflicts since the Revolutionary War."

Part Two: A Son Lost in Iraq, but Where Is the Casualty Report?

Army Says War Records Gap Is Real, Launches Recovery Effort

3/27/15 - U.S. Nerve Gas Hit Our Own Troops in Iraq
"During and immediately after the first Gulf War, more than 200,000 of 700,000 U.S. troops sent to Iraq and Kuwait in January 1991 were exposed to nerve gas and other chemical agents. Though aware of this, the Department of Defense and CIA launched a campaign of lies and concocted a cover-up that continues today."
"When Brown and others tried to obtain their medical records to prove their illnesses were service-related, they learned that the records had disappeared."

Add in the issues of finally recognizing in War Theater and more Veterans, by the Shinseki Veterans Administration and the Executive Administrations Cabinet, what the Country choose to ignore from our previous decades and wars of: The devastating effects on Test Vets and from PTS, Agent Orange, Homelessness, more recent the Desert Storm troops Gulf War Illnesses, Gulf War Exposures with the very recent affects from In-Theater Burn Pits and oh so so much more! Tens of Thousands of Veterans' that have been long ignored and maligned by previous VA's and the whole Country and through their representatives!

How does a Country HONOR It's Fallen, by Their Own 'Sacrifice' in Taking Care of the Brothers and Sisters They Served With!!

"You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today." - Abraham Lincoln

"To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow and his orphan" - President Lincoln

She wrote that she's proud of her service but added this: "That doesn't change the fact that I contributed - however indirectly - to human beings vanishing from the earth in a moment of sheer agony."

Homeless Veterans/Stand Downs

Are You Concerned About a Veteran? The Veterans Crisis Line Can Help>>>

For our sisters: National Women Veterans Hotline, call 1-855-VA-WOMEN1-855-VA-WOMEN (1-855-829-66361-855-829-6636) New Hotline now up and running

Thursday, November 1, 2012

112th Congressional House VA Chair to Swiftboat Iraq Veteran: Dirty Politics

House Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman, Rep. Jeff Miller of the 112th Congress,to join Rep. Joe Walsh, who already has been doing a number of 'swiftboat' actions and speak pointed at his election opponent Iraq Veteran Tammy Duckworth, to join Walsh in attacking Iraq Vet Duckworth in more 'swiftboating'! Miller, one of the leaders of the congressional republican's, a very vocal supporter of Abandoning the Main Missions we sent our Military into Afghanistan after 9/11 for with the first drum beats pointed at Iraq! A ready rubber stamper of the costs of both wars of choice, no questions asked, no bid contracts for the private sector contractors used as well as in building a private mercenary army and off the books, till the present administration, and borrowed! A supporter of doing extremely little for the needs the Veterans Administration would face as to the Veterans of both these wars during the years of the occupations in both, continuing the decades long obstruction of same from those wars, as well as even the Military Care of the injured i.e. Walter Reed scandal remember that!

The cut below is from a post by another Iraq Veteran, Brandon Friedman, titled House Veterans Affairs Chair moves to swiftboat Iraq vet Tammy Duckworth, who is letting us know what Miller and Walsh are up to:

Via email:

Rep. Joe Walsh and Veterans Affairs Chairman Jeff Miller to Host Joint Press Conference on Allegations Against Tammy Duckworth


October 31, 2012

CONTACT: Press@walshforcongress.com

Chairman of the House Committee on Veterans Affairs, Congressman Jeff Miller (R-FL) will join Congressman Joe Walsh to discuss Ms. Duckworth's poor record in serving veterans at both the Illinois Dept. of Veterans Affairs (DVA) and the federal VA. Among the topics, they will discuss the recent developments in the ongoing lawsuit against Tammy Duckworth from her time as fmr. Governor Rod Blagojevich's Director of the Illinois DVA.

First, the lawsuit referenced above has already been dismissed twice—by a state court and in federal court—because it is without merit. With respect to Tammy's service at VA, describing it as a "poor record" is a lie. I was there. In fact, Tammy modernized VA’s Office of Public and Intergovernmental Affairs, to include creating its first Office of Online Communications—through which VA was able to reach over half a million veterans on Facebook and Twitter.

In a rational world, the chair would want a combat veteran on the Veterans Affairs Committee. He would want a leader who knew the Department of Veterans Affairs inside and out. Because that would help veterans. But that's not the world in which we live. read more>>>

Miller is one of the congressional leaders seeking the goal of privatizing the Veterans Administration, for profit like our wars, as they also seek to privatize the rest of the government including the military! Instead of doing his job as a Representative of the people and working with the Veterans Administration, while demanding those he represents along with the rest of the country Sacrifice as we demand our Military personal and Families of do, he attacks the VA representatives he calls for the hearings the Committee holds. The more blame he can lay on them, instead of himself the willing and happy rubber stamper of war costs, the quicker they can move the people's responsibility to it's Veterans, especially of our wars, into those private hands and corporate welfare from the government deep coffers, our Treasury!

Neither of these wars have been paid for! Miller and the rest started their rubber stamping for the previous administrations wants as soon as they took total control in Washington, wiping out the surplus from the previous to them and starting the rise in the deficits Before 9/11. More importantly they did little, as mentioned above, as to the needs of the Veterans Administration back then, and neither did that leadership of the Agency then, for the years prior to this Executive Administration. At least during the 110th and 111th Congresses, despite the obstructions in the House and Senate some of what wasn't done was taken care of by those Congresses.

And now Rep Miller, the leader of the House Veterans Committee joins one of his own to attack an Iraq Veteran who is running to protect and fight for her brothers and sisters needs that will last for the coming decades as they always do from our sending them into our chosen wars!

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