Support the Troops at War...Forget about them at home.
Veterans make up one in four homeless people in the United States, though they are only 11 percent of the general adult population, according to a report to be released Thursday.
And homelessness is not just a problem among middle-age and elderly veterans. Younger veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan are trickling into shelters and soup kitchens seeking services, treatment or help with finding a job.
The Veterans Affairs Department has identified 1,500 homeless veterans from the current wars and says 400 of them have participated in its programs specifically targeting homelessness.
This is a sad commentary for all of our political leaders who claim that they will stop at nothing to make sure our soldiers have what they need. Oh really? So I guess a roof over their head and a job to come home to is a lot to ask for a soldier who has just risked their life while protecting Halliburtons Oil Fields in Iraq...oops I mean "liberating Iraq" and "spreading democracy."
Just think of the soldiers who are coming home to nothing the next time you see a politician leaping into the arms of a soldier in uniform for the patriotic photo op.