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donsu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 10:58 AM
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Center for war-related brain injuries faces budget cut


http://www.veteransforamerica.org/index.cfm/Page/Articl...

Congress appears ready to slash funding for the research and treatment of brain injuries caused by bomb blasts, an injury that military scientists describe as a signature wound of the Iraq war.

House and Senate versions of the 2007 Defense appropriation bill contain $7 million for the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center half of what the center received last fiscal year.

Proponents of increased funding say they are shocked to see cuts in the treatment of bomb blast injuries in the midst of a war.

"I find it basically unpardonable that Congress is not going to provide funds to take care of our soldiers and sailors who put their lives on the line for their country," says Martin Foil, a member of the center's board of directors. "It blows my imagination."

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"Honestly, they would have loved to have funded it, but there were just so many priorities," says Jenny Manley, spokeswoman for the Senate Appropriations Committee. "They didn't have any flexibility in such a tight fiscal year."
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may Jenny Manley and the members of the Senate appropriations Committee swallow their tongues.

why anyone joins the US military is beyond me. and don't tell me it's because they need a job.

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PuraVidaDreamin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:03 AM
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1. This is bullshit!! Don't let this happen people!
Culture of life my butt
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donsu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:36 AM
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2. kicking back to 1st pg. in solidarity with our brain injured military

nt
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