Monday, July 16, 2007

More of Supporting the Troops

Okay, here's the scam: Young man or woman enlists in the military and gets sent to Iraq. While there, signs of a personality disorder manifests itself, for which the person is discharged from the service and also denied veteran's mental health benefits because an after the fact screening determines that the condition pre-existed the person's having enlisted. Ya gotta love the way these people support the troops. Oh, and here's the kicker: because people receiving these discharges have failed to serve the entire time they committed to when they enlisted, they owe the military whatever signing bonus they received.

We won't even ask why a screening process that can determine they had a preexisting mental condition isn't used at the time they enlist.

Update: More, from The Nation.
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