VA neglect of vets is barbaric brutality

America excels at paying homage to our armed forces, especially at high profile sporting events where they put military personnel on parade and unfurl flags big enough to cover football fields.

But when you hear the rest of the story, all that patriotic pomp sounds hauntingly hollow.

It’s a shame that our VA hospitals apparently don’t hold our wounded warriors in such high esteem.

A whistle-blowing doctor now claims that veterans with serious heart conditions, gangrene, and even brain tumors waited months for care at the Albuquerque VA hospital.

If true, it is inexcusable and inhumane to callously neglect vets, some of whom have shed blood and limbs defending our freedom.

Add Albuquerque to the growing list of VA hospitals accused of keeping secret waiting lists to hide delays for veterans seeking medical care.

One could conclude that our VA system is in essence raining friendly fire on vets who are painfully vulnerable.

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