Progressive priorities: Pentagon pays for convict’s sex change while VA patients die
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Amid reports of Veterans Affairs hospitals leaving vets languishing without care – ignoring some to the point of death – we learn that the Pentagon is helping a traitor.
Convict Bradley Manning wants to become a woman and the Pentagon is ensuring that can happen.
Or should we say Pvt. Chelsea Manning, the name chosen by the convicted leaker of sensitive classified documents to anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks. Manning has asked for hormone therapy and to be able to live as a woman and the Pentagon is trying to help.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel last month gave the Army approval to try to work out a transfer plan with the Federal Bureau of Prisons, which, unlike the Defense Department, does provide such treatment to inmates, two Pentagon officials not authorized to speak on the record told the CBS affiliate in Washington, D.C.
Meanwhile, an estimated 19 VA patients died in 2011 and 2012 alone “because they were forced to wait too long for colonoscopies and endoscopies that could have diagnosed their cancers while they were still treatable,” according to IBD.
Authored by Kyle Olson