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'70% of US homeless veterans
Thu Aug 30, 2012 3:55PM
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Seventy percent of the homeless people on streets in the U.S. are veterans while they deserve the best treatment possible even if the wars they fought were wrong, says American investigative journalist Dave Lindorff.

 

In a phone interview with the U.S. Desk on Thursday, Lindorff said that the U.S. government and American people “treat the veterans disgracefully” because U.S. citizens do not want to remember the “horrible” wars their country has fought.

 

“I read a report that something like 70 percent of the homeless on the streets are veterans. That’s scandalous. That’s shameless”, said Lindorff.

 

“Even if the wars were wrong, the veterans deserve the best treatment possible from their country. And, they get really, really shabby treatment”, he added.

 

Lindorff also said that veterans have to wait for years “to be seen for serious disease at the veteran hospitals” while many of them suffer diseases because they have been subjected to “depleted uranium, dioxin from Agent Orange, toxins in weapons they used”.

 

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