After posting a video of a young recruit talking to the camera about how service allows him to better himself “as a man and a warrior”, the US Army tweeted, “How has serving impacted you?”
As of this writing, the post has over 5,300 responses. Most of them are heartbreaking.
ROBERT STEELE: Never mind the seven trillion spent with nothing to show for it, this is the true cost of war. I put treason into the headline deliberately. The Veteran Administration is guilty of aiding and abetting the enemy in a time of war — they kill more veterans than any armed enemy does, with incompetence, inattention, and lack of professionalism. Our President needs to honor his promise to get us out of all these wars and armed police operations and counter-terror operations that serve Saudi Arabia and Israel and the banks, and bring our troops (and their wallets) home. He done some good things with the VA but not enough — we are still leaving our wounded on the battlefield of life. We need to close all our bases overseas, stop military and intellingence and subsidization, cut the Pentagon budget in half, and apply the savings in three ways: 1) absolute and totally free health care including mental health for all veterans; 2) educational reform and job reform putting veterans at the head of line both cases; and 3) savings — downsize the government.