Did The VA Just Call Barack Obama a Liar?

In a speech Wednesday morning, Barack Obama addressed the ongoing scandal regarding inordinate waiting periods for patients at facilities operated by the Department of Veterans Affairs. Though he assured Americans that such delays are unacceptable, he questioned whether they played any part in dozens of veteran deaths.

He cited a report by the Inspector General, noting that “he did not see a link between the wait and them actually dying.”

While that claim is technically true regarding the investigation into the Phoenix VA system at the epicenter of the current scandal, Obama did not mention the department’s own report linking delayed treatment to at least 23 deaths across the nation.

Last month, reports indicate that the VA-admitted veterans died at 13 of its facilities due to complications directly linked to their inability to receive timely treatment. At one hospital in Columbia, S.C., 20 delays were reported, proving fatal for six veterans.

Affecting at least 76 veterans in total, the VA confirmed postponed endoscopies were responsible for the nearly two dozen deaths. Reports indicate most of the incidents occurred between 2010 and 2011.

After the report was released, VA Committee Chairman Rep. Jeff Miller spoke out against the deadly delays. While the Republican saw the internal report as a step toward restoring trust in the department, he said its findings were “heartbreaking.”

Furthermore, Miller noted that officials within the VA were not held accountable. Over the past month, as allegations of delays and cover-ups exploded, many Americans believe those in charge are still avoiding responsibility.

After one top official, Dr. Robert Petzel, announced his resignation, it became clear he was already planning to step down later this year. As for VA Secretary Eric Shinseki (pictured), Obama explained he would not only be keeping his job but would also head up the investigation into his own department.

Photo Credit: Facebook/U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

This post originally appeared on Western Journalism – Informing And Equipping Americans Who Love Freedom

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Comments

  1. MuslimLuvChrist says:

    Another lie from the lying king

  2. Linda, you idiot! This has been going on longer than Obama, all the way to bush. Don’t make everything seem like it’s his fault.

    • Who the hell gave you the right to call me a Muslim?
      I wonder who is the real a##f##ker. YOU!!!!!

      • Linda From NY says:

        Hey Derik,
        who the Hell gave you the right to call me a idiot? you started first with the name calling, you Idiot! and I didn't call you a muslim I call you a moron and a muslim azz kisser!!

        • Edwardkoziol says:

          Linda your right this minority asshole is an asshole.When you start changing your name or at least the letters you know sooner or later he will be an mohammy or abdul.You can tell he loves the jigaboo who sucks at being president.Don't let this scuzzball get under your skin

          • Edwardkoziol says:

            Linda people like the idiot who is trying to get your goat is one of these freeloaders living off the dole and as long as he has enough to buy drugs he is happier then a pig in shit.As far as your sister I have a daughter who thinks this jig bis the cats meow.

        • You are an azzhole.

  3. I understand there are millions of dollars that were spent settling wrongful death lawsuits by the VA. obama is so embarrassing he doesn't know up from down.

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