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Wednesday, October 15, 2008

DAV _McCain for President

The Disabled American Veterans sent a questionnaire regarding veterans' issues to both Senator McCain and Senator Obama.

Please click here to read their full, unedited responses.

As always, thank you for your support of the legislative activities of the DAV.

enator McCain’s Response Senator Obama’s Response

America has a moral obligation to care for those

who have served our nation with honor. This obligation

extends long after our veterans have left the battlefield,

and long after the conflicts in which they serve have

vanished from the headlines. Fulfilling this obligation

will require leadership—leadership to hold Congress,

the DoD and VA accountable, and to ensure that we

never subordinate the needs of our veterans to politics or

a government bureaucracy.

As President, I pledge to you—my fellow

veterans—that I will exercise that leadership.

Reform begins with appointing a Secretary of Veterans

Affairs who is a leader of the highest caliber, and who listens

to veterans and veterans' service organizations. My VA

secretary will be a forceful advocate for veterans and

forthright adviser to me, so we can make the right choices

about budgeting, health care, and other veterans' benefit

issues.

My administration will focus on four broad categories of