A Veteran's response to Dr. David Chu, Pentagon's undersecretary for personnel and readiness, regarding his personal comments about Veterans published in the Wall Street Journal.
How dare you sir blame the veterans of this nation for the failures of our own government and politicians as they pander for votes with failed social programs full of fraud and corruption in the millions maybe billions of dollars; to include a failed education system in the billions or maybe even trillions of dollars. How dare you sir blame the only segment of our society that "actually does something" to earn any program or any entitlement, including defending this country and other countries around the world.
If you have a problem with your budget then I suggest you talk to a politician and not accuse the honorable veterans of this nation for your budget problems.
The DOD, the Pentagon, and the VA lie through their teeth daily as they stall, deny, and cover-up veterans' and widows' claims for compensations. Veterans are denied via the use of government-corrupted medical studies, a totally adversarial VA, biased committees that are formed like the VACEH, an unconstitutional veterans court, and a less then forthcoming NAS/IOM. How many must die because the government lies and the "information voids created" to solve your budget problems. As well as the President's mandated budget constraints to purchase votes elsewhere. How many Mr. Chu? How many to solve your perceived notion that veterans cause your budget concerns and the pentagon woes. When in fact, the hard earn taxpayer money is spent elsewhere and the government robs veterans of millions of dollars each year in many many ways.
You might want to tell your recruiting NCO's and the retention NCO's exactly what the government really thinks about yesterday's obsolete government assets (the American veteran) and how they will be treated on the other end, after they do the government's war dance.
You might want to tell them as one former Secretary of State actually commented in 1990: "Military men are dumb, stupid animals to be used as pawns for foreign policy." Yet, these dumb stupid military men are the ones that keep this nation what it is, certainly not you sir, or our "so-called honorable politicians."
One of these days all veterans and widows of veterans; past, present, and future are going to realize our government and politicians (both parties) concern are for veteran's budget constraints and mandates so they can pander elsewhere. Once united, the politicians and our presidents will no longer be able to count on a 60/40-vote split as they pander to other segments of society and sell off the white house with taxpayer money one social program at a time, or a foreign government one brick at a time. Then totally ignore the veterans of this nation, while you then blame us for your budget problems.
Over 140 million votes united and we can elect any president and any member of the house or senate we want and that day is coming as more and more of the government corruption regarding veterans gets out, in spite of our government's best efforts to hide it all.
Veterans deserve more than government lies and cover-ups and we certainly deserve someone better than you and your accusations in the pentagon.
I would be happy to debate you in front of the Veterans Affairs Committee on national TV if there is any intestinal fortitude behind your statements. No, I do not have a doctorate, but I can assure you I have just a tad bit more IQ than a "dumb-stupid animal."
DMZ, Vietnam 1967-1968
Agents Orange, White, or Blue victim (take your pick)