Friday, February 1, 2008

Thanks to John Edwards for speaking for us

Media Matters - O'Reilly claimed Edwards "has no clue" over claim about homeless veterans:

As John Edwards leaves the presidential race I would like to thank him for speaking the truth on many issues that made him the object of mainstream media attack and ridicule.

Edwards on the campaign trail in New Hampshire said: "And tonight, 200,000 men and women who wore our uniform proudly and served this country courageously as veterans will go to sleep under bridges and on grates. We're better than this."

Surprisingly many Americans believed Bill O Reilly and others on Fox Faux News when he claimed that there were no homeless vets.

Here is what the Department of Veterans Affairs says:
"About one-third of the adult homeless population have served their country in the Armed Services. Current population estimates suggest that about 195,000 veterans (male and female) are homeless on any given night and perhaps twice as many experience homelessness at some point during the course of a year. Many other veterans are considered near homeless or at risk because of their poverty, lack of support from family and friends, and dismal living conditions in cheap hotels or in overcrowded or substandard housing."

Thank You, John for telling the truth.

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