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Vote Vets Slams Sarah Palin For Politicizing PTSD

The veteran's group has little use for Palin pandering.
Vote Vets Slams Sarah Palin For Politicizing PTSD
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Vote Vets had a few words for Sarah Palin today. In an email to supporters, the Veteran's organization writes:

VoteVets supporter -

I am sure you've noticed that PTSD has been in the news recently after Sarah Palin blamed her son's domestic violence charges on his deployment to Iraq. Even though her son was deployed to Iraq by George W. Bush, Palin decided to take this very serious issue, and turn it into a ham-handed partisan attack on President Obama.

Time and again, Palin has used the platform that she somehow has been granted to make ludicrous partisan charges. But to use such a serious issue, like PTSD, that too many veterans suffer to try to score political points is a new low.

It is time for Palin to treat serious issues with seriousness, or leave the stage.

Ten to twenty percent of veterans who come back from Iraq or Afghanistan have combat related PTSD. It is a tragedy.

To politicize the matter by using her platform to blame President Obama is just absolutely beyond the pale, and turns what should be a serious discussion into yet another one of her political sideshows.

Hopefully this episode is the last the last time America has to hear from Sarah Palin, before her mentions are relegated to Wikipedia articles and YouTube comment threads.

Frankly, we've given far too much attention to Palin, already, as a nation. But if she won't use the position she's been given to make a positive difference, she should head back to Wasilla, forever.

Jon Soltz
Iraq War Veteran & Chairman

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