Defense Secretary Gates: “Shocked” at Treatment of Wounded Soldiers
“Oh shit, what are those whiny gimp-ass veterans bitching about now? OOPS, there's a TV camera. Uh, ahem, I, I want you to know that I’m just shocked — shocked! — by these horrible revelations from Walter Reed Hospital.”
Nice try Asshole. There's nothing new about the inhuman treatment of disabled veterans and wounded soldiers. But whenever a new horror story leaks out, it’s time for the VIP of the month to start preening in front of the cameras and act horrified and concerned, and promise to "look into it."
This situation shows the huge disconnect between millions of “Support Our Troops!” bumperstickers and yellow ribbons, and the true priorities of our armchair warriors. Once our soldiers come home wounded or disabled, they just get thrown away like an empty bottle. This is a generalization, but most of the people in Congress who keep reducing funds for veterans’ care are the same rightwing chickenhawk bitches who slander and smear anyone who disagrees with the Iraqi invasion. And the legislators who fight for veterans’ benefits are mostly those leftwing moonbats who “don’t support the troops.”
Some soldiers at Walter Reed have been punished for speaking to the media, and they’ve been warned to keep quiet. The Pentagon is now clamping down on media coverage of any and all Defense Department medical facilities. Everything was going just fine until that damn media started nosing around.
If you really think the Defense Department gives a flying fuck about any of our wounded soldiers, check this out. It’s a report about “military out-patients warehoused in quarters unfit for human habitation…They’ve been living in rat and roach-infested rooms, some of which are coated in black mold.”
And now that these sickening conditions have been revealed: “Within 24 hours, construction crews were working overtime, slapping over the moldy drywall, patching the sagging ceilings and putting out traps and poison for the critters that infest the place.”
Yup, things are gonna change now.