PERSONALITY DISORDERS….Over at Watching Those We Chose, Blue Girl has the latest on personality disorder discharges, the military’s way of dumping soldiers who sustain psychiatric damage during war by claiming that their problems are merely preexisting conditions that they’d had all along. Discharged soldiers are denied all future benefits and VA care, and in some cases are even required to pay back reenlistment bonuses they’ve previously received.
Republicans in general still aren’t willing to investigate to see if personality discharges are being abused, but Kit Bond and Claire McCaskill of Missouri have managed to set aside partisan differences long enough to cosponsor an amendment that would suspend personality discharges temporarily until the whole process has been thoroughly reviewed. Good for them. More here.