Ted Rall: Happy Memorial Day 2015

Written by Ted Rall

America claims to care about veterans, but its real military priority is starting new wars.

SkewedNews┬á— There’s always plenty of cash for the Pentagon to spend on wars of choice, such as America’s military campaign against ISIS in Syria and Iraq. But there’s nothing to get the nearly 50,000 homeless veterans from previous wars off the streets and into decent housing. It’s all about priorities and, despite what we say this Memorial Day and every other Memorial Day, taking care of the veterans who succumb to PTSD and poverty is not a priority for the military.

There's always plenty of cash for the Pentagon to spend on wars of choice, such as America's military campaign against ISIS in Syria and Iraq. But there's nothing to get the nearly 50,000 homeless veterans from previous wars off the streets and into decent housing. It's all about priorities and, despite what we say this Memorial Day and every other Memorial Day, taking care of the veterans who succumb to PTSD and poverty is not a priority for the military.

There’s always plenty of cash for the Pentagon to spend on wars of choice, such as America’s military campaign against ISIS in Syria and Iraq. But there’s nothing to get the nearly 50,000 homeless veterans from previous wars off the streets and into decent housing. It’s all about priorities and, despite what we say this Memorial Day and every other Memorial Day, taking care of the veterans who succumb to PTSD and poverty is not a priority for the military.