This is almost too horrific to post, but people should know that when this administration says "support the troops" it's really saying "screw the troops." From the Boston Globe:
"The general public believes that when a vet comes home, he's well taken care of," [Jack]Downing said. "That's a horrible misunderstanding."Jack Downing runs a homeless shelter in Boston where a number of homeless vets from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are staying. The problem is huge, with experts estimating hundreds of thousands vets requiring -- but not getting -- the care they need to recover.
As the wars continue, the number of homeless veterans is "going to radically swell," Downing said. Downing and others who work with homeless veterans said the government is not prepared to assist those troops; a recent report by the Government Accountability Office said there are some 200,000 homeless veterans and only 15,000 beds for them at shelters. At least 9,600 more beds are needed, the report said. No government agency provides permanent housing for homeless veterans...No wonder Bush's approval ratings are at an all-time low. Only a monster would approve of what this sociopath is doing.