TELESUR: ABBY MARTIN: EMPIRE FILES
Every Memorial Day and Veteran’s Day, politicians speak at ceremonies all over the US and repeat their favorite mantra: “Support the troops.”
This pledge to honor is hammered into the American psyche. However, time has shown politicians as a whole are not the friends of service members – but instead their greatest enemies.
Time and again, government institutions have abandoned soldiers after knowingly ruining their lives, in some cases after literally using them like lab rats.