Support the troops.

Wednesday, November 21st, 2007 @ 5:12 pm | Uncategorized

For real, instead of stupid posturing, for once:

In Jordan Fox’s case, he was seriously injured when a roadside bomb blew up his vehicle, causing back injuries and blindness in his right eye. He was sent home, unable to complete the final three months of his military commitment.

Last week, the Pentagon sent him a bill: Fox owed the government nearly $3,000 of his signing bonus.

“I tried to do my best and serve my country. I was unfortunately hurt in the process. Now they’re telling me they want their money back,” Fox said.

What kind of goddamned vampires dream up this stuff? “We could save a lot of money by taking it from the wounded!” Gee, maybe we could bill orphans for the cost of raising them, to be paid for the rest of their natural lives!

Our Pentagon misplaces billions in Iraq while dicking wounded soldiers around for a couple grand. It sure would be nice if our policies truly did support the troops.

-jb

7 Responses to “Support the troops.”

  1. Jesurgislac Says:

    Yeah, this stinks. Like leaving Iraqi interpreters behind in Iraq to be killed for collaborating with the enemy. The Bush administration isn’t even loyal to people who risked their lives for their sorry war.

  2. Plimpton Says:

    I wonder if the great compassionate minds over at the Free Republic have covered this story?

  3. IowaVoter Says:

    Disgusting. Some have more compassion for illegal aliens than these heroes that never question why they have to do what they do.

  4. jeromy Says:

    Who is this? Is there some correlation between illegal alien sympathizing and yanking soldier benefits?

  5. Dana Says:

    This’ll change soon. The political leadership would never have authorized this, because it saves so little money, and costs them so much politically. This is obviously the work of some knucklehead bureaucrat, and it’ll get changed now that the political leadership has been made aware of it.

  6. Jesurgislac Says:

    Dana, do you actually believe these lies you spew?

  7. jeromy Says:

    Oh, Dana still has faith in military authority. That’s imbued into the modern GOP: defend generals and the executive branch, prosecute some lower-ranked scapegoats if need be.

    Still, he might be a stopped clock here. I smell beancounters devoid of humanity locked away in cubicles punching buttons.