Washington's battle against America's veterans
Good afternoon, welcome to WMNFâs Radioactivity. Iâm Rob Lorei. Coming up: weâll look at the way returning veterans from Iraq are being treated by our government.
But first several listener comments about yesterdayâs debate over the Employee Free Choice Act between a spokesperson for the Florida AFL-CIO and the President of the Florida Chamber of Commerce.
Our guest today is Aaron Glantz, he is the author of the new book The War Comes Home: Washington's Battle Against America's Veterans. Glantz is a Rosalynn Carter Fellow for Mental Health Journalism at The Carter Center. Heâs also a reporter who has worked for Free Speech Radio news. Heâll be speaking tonight in Sarasota and this Friday night at Studio@620.
Glantz said the toll on veterans from recent wars is not just the price paid on the battlefield. âAbout 200,000 veterans sleep homeless on the streets every night in this country. (and that) according to the VAâs own numbers, 18 veterans commit suicide every day. Veterans returning home from Iraq and Afghanistan are already falling through the cracks," he says.comments powered by Disqus