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Everyone knows McCain is a former POW, but did you know he r efuses to support a bipartisan effort to modernize the GI Bill and has v oted against nearly every effort to increase funding for health care and disability benefits for wounded soldiers? Did you know that Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America gave him a D+ when they scored his voting record (whereas Obama got a B+ and Clinton an A-). Do you know that he voted with the interests of Disabled American Veterans only 20 percent of the time?

Check out this new internet video urging Senator McCain to support modernizing the GI Bill. The video, which is a joint project of Brave New Films, VoteVets.org, and General Wesley Clark's WesPAC features four veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, testifying about the problems they have with the current GI Bill.

 


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A team of researchers from Walter Reed Army Medical Center found 95% of soldiers deployed to Iraq reported seeing dead bodies and remains, 95% had been shot at, and 89% had been ambushed or attacked. 69% had seen an injured woman or child and felt they could not provide assistance.

How well do you know your facts about U.S. veterans returning from Iraq or Afghanistan? Take the War Comes Home "Did You Know?" Quiz and find out!

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Pacifica radio network reporter Aaron Glantz is author of the new book "How America Lost Iraq" (Tarcher/Penguin). More information at www.warcomeshome.org

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