House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., accepted no blame for the Veterans Affairs scandal, saying Thursday that her party has worked hard for veterans over the years, and instead went back to the usual propaganda: Blame Bush.
While she didn’t mention former President George W. Bush by name, Pelosi defended the way President Obama has handled issues affecting veterans, according to the Washington Examiner.
“[Obama] sees the ramifications of some seeds that were sown a long time ago, when you have two wars over a long period of time and many, many more, millions more veterans,” she told reporters during her press briefing. “And so, I know that he is upset about it.”
Pelosi said “consequences and ramifications” should be considered before going to war.
“You would think that would be a given, but maybe it wasn’t,” she said. “And so, we go in a war in Afghanistan, leave Afghanistan for Iraq with unfinished business in Afghanistan. Ten years later, we have all of these additional veterans. In the past five years, two million more veterans needing benefits from the VA. That’s a huge, huge increase.”
The minority leader suggested that Obamacare could ease the burden on the system, but offered no solution for the current scandal.
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