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Bill O’Reilly Is Clueless or Lying . . . Who Knew?

People who pay attention to either veterans’ affairs or the problem of homelessness have known since the closing years of the Vietnam War that veterans had become homeless in numbers much larger than their share of the population. At times as many as a third of the homeless have been vets. Most often they are men and women who have come home severely traumatized and got no acknowledgem ent of, or help for, their severe PTSD from the government. This can result in total inability to deal with the normal interactions of work and family life due to paranoia, irritability and flashes of rage, and flashbacks under stress.

Right now, according to the Department of Veterans Affairs (who try hard to reach out to these vets and help them, despite the Bush administrati on’s attacks on their funding and staffing), there are 200,000 homeless vets on the streets of America on any given night. But when someone brought the subject up to O’Reilly on his show this past Tuesday, he said, “They (homeless veterans) may be out there, but there’s not many of them out there. Okay?…If you know where there is a veteran, sleeping under a bridge, you call me immediately, and we will make sure that man does not do it.

O’Reilly was dead wrong, and the more of us that let him know what we think about it and call on him to set the record straight, the better. If you want to help, you can sign an open letter to him at http://www.b illwaswrong. com – please join me in doing so. While we’re at it, it wouldn’t hurt to put some bugs in our legislators’ ears about VA funding and giving resources to local community groups and agencies that help the homeless, veterans and otherwise.

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2 Responses to “Bill O’Reilly Is Clueless or Lying . . . Who Knew?”

  1. Can I vote clueless AND lying?

  2. I am with Poobie..both ..we can not separate the two when it comes to The Shrub.

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