Despite their honorable service and sacrifices, servicemembers upon their return from Iraq and Afghanistan often find themselves having to fight the military itself to get needed benefits and services.
The Status of Forces Agreement comes with outrageous stipulations that render our troops helpless, subject them to the Iraqi military tribunals, halt U.S. military operations, and turn vengeful detainees over to the Iraqis.
Just as our artists have given us great music to listen to since my return from Iraq, we are now using this music to help the hundreds of thousands of troops who face a host of struggles upon returning home.
For all those who will accept nothing short of "victory" in Iraq, please get on the same page as the rest of us: sending others into an immoral situation and expecting them to behave morally is absurd.
The report card places McCain on what it calls "the D team" and explains, "These legislators must improve their voting records if they are to legitimately claim that they support our troops and veterans."
McCain and "his veterans" are running scared now, because the majority of "new veterans" from Iraq and Afghanistan are making a heroic stand against them and the special interest groups they represent.
Last week's convention sure made every superficial effort to come off as pro-Troop. And the media ate it up, not challenging a single thing. But to those of us who did serve, it was offense after offense after offense.
Many may not know that Obama's name was placed in nomination by a man who identified himself as "a life-long Republican and an Iraq war veteran." His name is Michael Wilson; he served as an Air Force medic.