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A recent post on the Political Animal, the blog of the Washington Monthly, cites a story in the Boston Review that explains just how horribly the Bush Administration treated many veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The story is long, but well worth the time to read it. Here’s how one analyst in the Veterans Administration described the reaction of a top Bush political appointee at the VA, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy Michael McLendon, who was upset that soldiers were being diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome.

The claims, he said, are “costing us too much money,” and if the veterans “believed in God and country . . . they would not come home with PTSD.”

Remind me again how the Bush Administration was pro military.

One Comment


  1. IBXer

    November 17, 2009 at 8:51 am

    And yet they continue to vote 2 to 1 for Republicans.

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