Veterans face shameful neglect

 

As 19 states now cite serious flaws in service at VA hospitals, the president has sathat he is madder than hell. Press Secretary Jay Carney said that President Obama heard about the situation at VA hospitals through the media, even though his transition team was warned about major problems at the VA in 2008. We still have not heard directly from Obama.

Veterans don’t deserve this shameful neglect. They have earned the best that we as a nation can give them as payment and appreciation for their sacrifices. That’s the least we owe veterans. In time, will this become just another “phony” scandal that will be pushed aside like the IRS, NSA, AP and Benghazi?

Time will tell, but if the recent resignation of Under Secretary Robert Petzel, who announced his retirement in September 2013, is being put forth as a serious step by this administration to correct matters, then hope for a solution is nonexistent.

Carl Manzelli, Miami

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