“Congress needs to find “the will to solve the problem” of veterans benefits for those who were sickened from toxic fire pit exposure while serving in combat zones, a trio of veterans and advocates write in a Memorial Day weekend appeal on NBC News.
“The VA, however, hasn’t acknowledged a definite connection between the burn pits and their ailments, limiting service members’ ability to get adequate treatment,” former Central Commander Gen. David Petraeus, former Veterans Affairs Secretary Dr. David J. Shulkin, and Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) CEO Jeremy Butler wrote in the call to action. “This has been a long-smoldering issue for the veteran community, as until now Congress has lacked the will to solve the problem.”” Newsmax
Comment: David Petraeus, one of the more successful bootlickers in American history in US military history, must have heard China Joe claim yesterday that his sainted son, the warrior lawyer, was infected with brain cancer in Iraq when his air conditioned house trailer was positioned down wind from the trash pit in which the daily garbage was burned in the compound where he lived and sucked up to the present SECDEF
Ah, Petreus has heard the call. pl