After seeing this latest story about the mistreatment and insults to our fighting men and women I decided to set aside the days ration of ignorance by Bush and his underhanded destruction of our America and our Constitution as well as the race to the upcoming unavoidable Forever war .
This just blows me away! Screwing us is now expected behavior but why the hell can't they at least be humane to those they snow to fight their their just beginning illegal wars? Congress supposedly ended this practice and the DOD says it doesn't do it but it continues and like the rest of the abuse they say is very rare this too is all too common.
Bush is now asking our injured soldiers to pay back the Bonuses that lured them to fight for them if they can no longer fight for him. This is just one more unbelievable thing in a list that requires a book! Anyway Some soldiers who have been given sign-up bonuses or separation bonuses to help them transition back to civilian life have found been ordered to pay back the money. "You have to start at ground zero. I knew that when I got out. I didn't think it would be this hard," Kelly Ratcliffe said. Ratcliffe, 28, was a military police officer until she was injured in Iraq
I was engaged in combat. I went to get in prone position, and my knee went out. I had to have an Iraqi civilian carry me back to my truck," she said. Ongoing problems with her knee would ultimately end Ratcliff's distinguished 8½-year military career. The North Brookfield native returned home to an uncertain future. The only bright light was a separation bonus to help her get back on her feet. "I applied for disability. When I received my disability rating they told me I would not see a penny until all that separation pay was paid back," she said.
Late Tuesday, Congress voted to stop the practice, ensuring that soldiers discharged as a result of combat-related wounds receive full bonuses within 30 days of discharge. Ratclifffe said that she hopes the Department of Defense will reconsider taking her bonus money. The Pentagon has acknowledged that some of the orders are mistakes. They allowed the severely wounded Pennsylvania soldier to keep his bonus. more unbelievable abuse or our soldiers