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WILL SHINSEKI'S APPOINT MEAN AN END TO THE "CULT OF DISHONESTY" AT THE VETERANS AFFAIRS?

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  WILL SHINSEKI’S APPOINT MEAN AN END TO THE “CULT OF DISHONESTY” AT THE VETERANS AFFAIRS?

 

 

By Kevin Stoda

 

Rep. Bob Filner, the head of the House Veterans Affairs Committee, has noted that over the past five years the VA chiefs in Washington had “created a ‘culture of dishonesty’ over the way it [the VA] has treated some of the more than 350,000 Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans under its care.”

 

According to Jason Leopold, the recent “choice of retired Gen. Eric Shinseki, a Vietnam War veteran who sustained combat-related injuries, to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs sends a clear message to the hundreds of thousands of Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans that, unlike President George W. Bush, Obama takes the sacrifices they have made seriously.”

 

CLEANING UP THE CRIMES AND INJURIES

 

The appointment of former-Gen. Shinseki comes less than a week after national guardsmen from Indiana sued  KBR over chemical exposure.

 

http://www.democracynow.org/2008/12/4/indiana_guardsmen_sue_kbr_over_chemical

 

Rep. Bob Fuller is head of the House Veterans Affairs [VA] Committee and has warned America that the, “VA is now at a ‘critical juncture’ and ‘is on the verge of completely losing the trust and confidence of the people that it is supposed to represent - the very same people it has been entrusted to care for . . . .These [benefits claims] are matters of life and death for some of these veterans.”

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KEVIN STODA-has been blessed to have either traveled in or worked in nearly 100 countries on five continents over the past two and a half decades.--He sees himself as a peace educator and have been-- a promoter of good economic and social development--making-him an enemy of my homelands humongous DEFENSE SPENDING and its focus on using weapons to try and solve global (more...)
 

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