Monday, May 26, 2008

Obama on Homeless Veterans

"The mother in Wisconsin who gave me a bracelet inscribed with the name of the son she lost in Iraq, the families who pray for their loved ones to come home, the heroes on a third and fourth and fifth tour of duty, they can't afford four more years of a war that should have never been authorized and should have never been waged.

They can't afford four more years of our veterans returning to broken-down barracks and substandard care.

And they don't want to see homeless veterans on the streets. They don't want to see veterans waiting years to get disability payments or having to travel for hours and miles just to get treatment.

They need us to end the war that isn't making us safer. They need us to treat them with the care and respect they deserve. That's why I'm running for president." Obama, NC rally 05/06/08

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