The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil,
but because of those who look on and do nothing.

~~~ Albert Einstein



Monday, March 10, 2008

Amazing...

I always find it hard to believe that we as a country can expect someone to serve us, to fight for our rights, to engage in our battles- but then seem to be willing to forget them once it comes time for us to take care of them. I'm a firm believer in providing our finest men and women, those who serve in our military, with the best of medical care, the best housing, the best monetary rewards for their service. Hearing things from politicians about how there's 'no funding' so we can't give our wounded or needy veterans what they need most just pisses me off.

Of course, then I read something like this:

FOXNews.com has learned that a former command master chief caught in a sex sting and discharged from the U.S. Navy continues to receive a partial pension and medical benefits despite a conviction as a sex offender.

Former Command Master Chief Edward E. Scott, 43, was arrested in March 2007 after a month-long covert Internet operation near Seattle uncovered Scott’s communication with someone he believed to be a mother with 12-year-old twins. The woman was actually an undercover agent.

Scott asked the woman to get a hotel room with her children, giving graphic detail of specific sex acts he wanted to perform on the children and for the children to perform on him.

And see that this poor excuse for human DNA actually received an 'honorable discharge' that will allow him to keep a lot of his benefits... and I have to sit and wonder who's ass he's been sucking up to all these years.

Am I really to believe that some low life perv is more deserving of benefits from our military than those who are currently struggling on a waiting list- crossing their fingers that the treatments/ benefits they need will be available soon?