Don’t mess with our veterans. Have you noticed how unified they are? In unity political affiliations, religious differences, skin colors, age differences, financial situations mean nothing. The VA health scandal has awakened them. All vets are upset.

And another thing: There has been blame directed at George W. Bush and the Republican administration, blaming the VA problems on them because their Iraqi and Afghanistan wars have added so many veterans, thus creating the VA problems. Too many people act hastily and without thinking. There are many more veterans from World War II (Roosevelt, Democratic Party), Korea (Truman, Democratic Party), Vietnam (Kennedy, Johnson, Democratic Party). Actually, one casualty is one too many, but Iraq and Afghanistan represent a small fraction of the veterans. Don’t dwell on who is right and wrong. Fix the problems, and fix them now.

Mike Rodriguez

operations specialist, retired