“Nothing’s Too Good for a Soldier…”

To the Editor:

It is hard to keep up with an almost daily outrage from this Administration. From the Postal Service to the rape of the environment to “Obamagate” to hydroxychloroquine to dismissing Inspectors-General and on and on. “…a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.”

Today I would like to address just one of these abominations—the “hard stop” of the Federal deployment of National Guard troops on Day 89 of their deployments, June 24th. This means that the troops will not be able to claim the GI Bill benefits to which they would be eligible if they were deployed for 90 days. I understand that there are about 50,000 troops that were called up to serve on the front lines against the Covid-19 pandemic. I’m sure that it would cost money to keep them on until the pandemic was controlled. Maybe the money could come out of the millions of dollars allocated to paint Trump’s border wall black. I guess the only military heroes Trump likes are war criminals and those West Point graduates that suck up to him in his Cabinet.

I am reminded of that old saying, “Nothing’s too good for a soldier, but we give it to him anyway.”

Dan Mannschreck, MD

Col., U.S. Army (Retired)

Barrington, N.H.

Col. Dan:

…and his jingoistic cult is unfazed.

The Editor

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