From Stop Ignoring Veteran's Issues by Dave Amerson:
The 2012 Presidential Election cycle is in full swing and if the Republican debates are any indication, the political discourse over the next 12 months should prove to be a low point in American history. The field of nominees, ranging from a neo-McCarthyist, evangelical, adopted mother of 20; to a jocular, dim-witted Texas governor (sound familiar?), are currently participating in a race to see who can make the largest mockery of our electoral system by focusing on the issue that is, according to their base, most plaguing our nation: a black man is president.
Dave Amerson at Central Illinois IVAW'sSpeak Out Against the Afghanistan War onthe University of Illinois campus.
Amidst all the faux-patriotism and hyperbole that is part and parcel of our election cycle, another long-time American tradition is back in vogue: ignoring veteran's issues... Read More