Friday, May 23, 2014

Gitmo Detainees Get Better Care Than Veterans

From Fox News:
By now most American have heard about the VA’s infamous patient “secret wait lists” which reportedly contributed to the deaths of up to 40 veterans in the Phoenix area alone. Those patriots were American heroes who served our country proudly. Yet they were left to die waiting to see a doctor.

Here’s another secret the White House doesn’t want you to know about the VA. Al Qaeda detainees get better medical treatment than our veterans.

Say what?

Yes, it’s true. I know because I served as a Pentagon spokesman from 2005-2009 and visited Guantanamo Bay Naval Base over 30 times during those years.

Despite the fact that Al Qaeda terrorists carried out the Sept. 11 terror attacks, killing 3,000 people in America, the admitted co-conspirators and their roughly 150 fellow jihadists at Gitmo have approximately 100 doctors, nurses and health care personnel assigned to them.
That is, the ratio of health care personnel to detainee is 1.5: 1 versus 35:1 for Veterans.

It doesn't surprise me because prisoners in our jails and prisons receive pretty extensive care as well--and it is considered by the courts to be a Constitutional right under the 8th Amendment. Yes, an Amendment intended to do away with "cruel and unusual" punishment such as torture now requires state and federal governments to pay for a prisoner's sex change operation. This has been a natural progression over the years from when courts first began requiring prisons to provide treatment for gender identity disorder (GID)--from counseling, to drugs, and now to the full sex-change operation.

Of course, it is the same court system that stretches the 8th Amendment to ridiculousness that somehow can't understand that freedom of religion extends to protecting businesses from having to provide services or benefits that are offensive to the proprietor's religious beliefs; that skip over the "shall not" language of the Second Amendment, and reinterpreted "arms" to merely be those in common use for self-defense; and have pretty much written out the "warrant" requirement of the 4th Amendment.

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