Sunday, December 07, 2008

Obama's VA Secretary Pick:
A Big 'Fuck You' to Bush

Gotta love it.
President Obama will announce on Sunday Gen. Eric Shinseki as his Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
You may recall Gen. Shinseki got fired when he told Bush and that fucking nitwit Donald Rumsfeld about needing hundreds of thousands of U.S. troops in Iraq. The assessment did not please the delusional duo, so they promptly fired him and replaced him with a yes-man whose mouth was large enough to kiss both their butts at the same time.
The VA has always been the red-headed stepchild of the DoD, especially when it comes to Republican chicken hawks who love to use up troops then discard them like dirty Kleenex after they've served their purpose.
Not anymore.
It's good to see President Obama taking the VA seriously and selecting a leader who may genuinely care about fulfilling promises made to soldiers when they return from war as veterans.
I hope he manages to carve out a huge chunk out of the DoD's bloated budget so he can upgrade VA hospitals, improve benefits and keep the promises made to veterans like the government used to do.
Part of the reason I am so against war is the way the government treats returning veterans. It's a disgrace to ask people to fight for their country, then treat them like low-life moochers afterwards.
I think selecting a man like Shinseki is a step in the right direction. If he had the integrity to stand up to sniveling liars like Bush, Rumsfeld and Wolfowitz, it bodes well for the veterans he's been chosen to serve.
Another good pick by our new president.


Anonymous said...

i like this selection. not only do i think that shinseki will do a good job for vets, but it also serves as a fuck you to chimpy & co.

Distributorcap said...

great pick... just as nonnie says

Lulu Maude said...

Great post. Great selection. What a relief to see the beginning of the end of this long-term injustice. I've been horrified at this mistreatment of vets for years--and many administrations, not just Chimpy's.

What a force for healing this pick is.

Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

Imagine that, a President who puts competent people in charge rather than craven political picks.

Unknown said...

I agree completely KZ! Warms the cockles of my lil black heart.

GDAEman said...

Gen. Shinseki should meet with the Iraq Veterans Against War soon after he comes into office.

Thanks for the good news.

Anonymous said...

Full disclosure: Don't you access VA services, Karen?

dguzman said...

Nice pick.

Anonymous said...

I'm happy about the pick and even happier that its a slap in the faces of all the Bushies.