20 November 2007

Insult to Injury

This is appalling. Via Steve Bennen via Andrew Sullivan
via, well, just about everybody:

The U.S. Military is demanding that thousands of wounded service personnel give back signing bonuses because they are unable to serve out their commitments.

To get people to sign up, the military gives enlistment bonuses up to $30,000 in some cases.

Now men and women who have lost arms, legs, eyesight, hearing and can no longer serve are being ordered to pay some of that money back.


“I tried to do my best and serve my country. I was unfortunately hurt in the process. Now they’re telling me they want their money back,” Fox said.

If this isn't a shameful day for the Pentagon and those to whom they answer, than there clearly never will be.

Read the original here.