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Saturday, December 31, 2011

Money Saved At Misdiagnosed Vets' Expense

NEW HAVEN (CN) - The Vietnam Veterans of America says the Pentagon has "systematically and wrongfully discharged" more than 22,000 veterans since 2001 "on the basis of so-called 'personality disorder'" - rather than post-traumatic stress disorder - to deny them medical care and save the Pentagon $12.5 billion in medical and disability payments.
"The military classifies PD [personality disorder] as a condition pre-existing military service," the four plaintiff chapters of the Vietnam Veterans of America say in their federal complaint against the Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security.



Anonymous said...

I see we have some comments about a monkey , but none about the VETS.
What the hell is America thinking about?
Has Obama screwed up this country that bad?
If thy right arm affend thee , then cut it off!!

Anonymous said...

Simple question: if they actually did have a 'personality disorder', how did they get accepted in the first place?

lmclain said...

Our sons and daughters don't mean ANYTHING to these war-mongering elitists. Just use 'em up and discard them. THEIR kids are on Christmas break from Harvard and Yale, while OUR kids are manning an outpost in Kandahar because the Afghans want freedom and democracy. Right. What they want should be up to them. Not the CEO's of weapons and bomb manufacturers in the USA. Again, what EXACTLY are we getting done in that backwater, dirt poor third world MUSLIM nation??

Anonymous said...

8:10 AM

If that's all you have to say, you shouldn't say anything. And just what the heck are you talking about cutting off an offending limb? You hungover or something?

Anonymous said...

They came up with that PD discharge to say money and not have to treat vets. They use and abuse them then kick them to the curb. Nothing new there.

If they get the recruits to stop smoking during boot camp and then the recruits go back to smoking afterwards, they say the recruits have some mental problem.

Just more government BS.

Anonymous said...

Post- tramatic stress disorder is no laughing matter... Taunting is not suggested.