Friday, September 28, 2012

Get some, Jim!

I don't always agree with Jim Webb (D-VA) but I like and respect him. If there's one man in this country who is qualified to say any damn thing he wants on Veterans' issues, it's Jim Webb.

I got my Vietnam GI Bill benefits - help to get a loan to buy my first house and a check each school month while I learned my trade. I might be dead today if the VA hadn't helped me sober up. I was damn glad to get the help and I'm for damned sure not a "taker" or a "victim".

The newer Veterans, many created by an illegal and unnecessary war, deserve no less than whatever they need.

Via Andrew Sullivan.


Anonymous said...

That's right, Gordon. I was really hoping that Jim Webb would be a presidential candidate but that doesn't look too likely. Too bad.

Webb is way too smart for the Republicans and way too tough for the Democrats. The country's loss, in my opinion.

Jay in N.C.

Gordon said...

Well said. I'll agree.