Thursday, November 16, 2006
organization of interest
i recently updated my links for armed services organizations and it is by no means comprehensive. i wanted to highlight an organization i read about in december's edition of national geographic magazine- and i thought it was fantastic. not many of america's 'patriots' are aware but over 20,000 american troops have been severely injured- many with traumatic brain injuries and limbs being blown off. these folks aren't publicized much because of all of the cutting of services that the 109th congress and the bush administration have been doing. it tends to be a bit embarrassing to folks who want to 'stay the course' and keep sending our young men and women into a hopeless situation for whatever flimsy excuse is out there at the moment. don't get me started. so- the wounded warrior project was started to help our service men and women and their families survive in an america that i guess feels that they are best forgotten because it is uncomfortable- kinda like talking about how we, the people, have allowed torture to be put on the table as an actual viable option- but i digress. i commend organizations such as the wounded warrior project for stepping up to assist our veterans and their families in their time of need and i denounce the american government for saying one thing and then doing another. if we are going to send these folks into harm's way, then we damned well better pay for it out of our tax dollars. there is absolutely no excuse whatsoever.