The report is titled Effort Builds to Help 'Forgotten' Troops with PTSD
The site written report opens with this:
"Our military families deserve better," President Bush declared in October as he sent a proposed bill to Congress. The legislation, he said, would make it easier for our troops to receive care for PTSD, "and it will help affected service members to move forward with their lives."
Down aways and also on the audio we get this:
"I think it's an outrage that we have not taken proper care of them," said Sen. Christopher "Kit" Bond (R-MO), one of the most influential voices on veterans' affairs. "Too many of these people have been kicked out because of the results of the stress they've been under."
Now the Question I keep asking is "Where were these voices of concern of Military Personal as Republicans, like the one above, were rubber stamping the Administrations rush into War with Iraq, once again For No Damn Reason!"!
Where have they been since, in the 109th Congress they had Total Control over the purse strings and oversite, their jobs! They had the power of investigation, non existed and they blocked or marginalized any wanted by the opposition!
In the present Congress they lost their Majority Power so now they've become Obstructionists to anything getting done and still showing little concern for the plight of the returning troops, only empty words No Actions!
NPR has tracked down dozens of vets across the U.S. to put a face on the problem.
You can read the NPR report at above link where you can also listen to it, or click here to listen now
And there are some other links at the report site page, as always.