Wednesday, February 02, 2005

Military benefits

"Some of our servicemen and women have suffered terrible injuries, and this great nation will do everything it can to help them recover." So why are military benefits continuing to be so niggardly? Why are reservists and Guardsmens jobs not being protected by federal law? Why is spousal assistance almost nonexistent?
And, of course, the token parents who lost a son in the war. Is this honoring or exploitation? It's nice that they are invited, but man, it doesn't seem right in a way. They are suffering, and are an applause line for a political speech. Yes, the applause is likely heartfelt, but still, does it have a place here? This goes for any president, not just this one.


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