Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Case in point

In case you were wondering how the media will treat Barack Obama's plan to make veterans fund care for service-related injuries, here's a sample from CNN dated yesterday, the very day he met with leaders of veterans' groups and discussed it.
Flanked by Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki, the president said his budget calls for a $25 billion increase in funding for the VA over the next five years -- a commitment that will be tested by the needs of veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.

"With this budget, we don't just fully fund our Veterans Affairs health care program, we expand it to serve an additional 500,000 veterans by 2013," he said.

He promised that the VA would "dramatically improve services" related to mental health, post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury, and he said homeless veterans would be targeted for support.

"Those heroes have a home," Obama said. "It's the country they served, the United States of America, and until we reach a day when not a single veteran sleeps on our nation's streets, our work remains unfinished."
That's it. That's the article in its entirety without a single mention of Ozero's strange ideas of who should pay for veteran's service-related injuries.

I did find two links about this buried on CNN's web site that I had to excavate with their search tool, but the most recent one is a week old.

Update: FOX News picks up the story.

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