It was bad enough for the military when the Obama Administration started replacing experienced military leaders in the Pentagon with academics, yes men and bureaucratic desk jockeys. But has there ever been a Commander-in-Chief who is so openly hostile to American troops and military veterans as Joe Biden? Some didn’t think it was such a big deal when he ignored protocol and helped himself to pizza that is traditionally served to enlisted members first. But that little show of disrespect was just symbolic of his general attitude toward the military. Here are the latest examples.
Florida Republican Rep. Greg Stuebe, a veteran, and other Republicans sent a letter to Secretary of Veteran Affairs Denis McDonough, demanding an explanation of a recent guidance threatening to withhold VA benefits and treatment from veterans who engage in “harassing, disruptive, abusive or violent behavior” toward anyone they encounter in a VA facility, requiring respect “regardless of race; color; religion; sex; gender identity or expression; sexual orientation; age; physical or mental disability; or language."
The term “disruptive” is so vague and subjective that it would allow veterans to be deprived of needed benefits they earned by risking their lives to protect us all, if someone lodged a bogus complaint about them, say, not respecting their gender identity. It’s basically the VA-level equivalent of that medical student who claimed to have deliberately botched a medical procedure because the patient laughed at her “preferred pronoun” button.
Then again, veterans might not be able to get medical services at the VA anyway, since the Biden Administration is reportedly considering diverting doctors away from the VA system to help deal with vaccinating and treating the massive influx of up to 500,000 illegal immigrants expected to swarm across our Southern borders once Biden lifts the Title 42 restrictions.
Odd, to me, the more intelligent solution would be to not lift Title 42 and to send more border guards to the border, not VA doctors. A number of states agree, so much so that they’ve filed a lawsuit to stop Biden from taking such a destructive action.
It’s hard to believe that any President would have such open disregard for the welfare and rights of our active duty troops and veterans. But then, this is the same President who forced countless members of the military to take a vaccine they objected to or else lose their careers and/or the military benefits that they earned by wearing the uniform he never donned.