I saw a short film on YouTube recently in which an old widow waited for over 70
years for the Federal government to find out what actually happened to her
missing husband, who was a United States Army Air Force B-17 pilot in England
during WWII. His status was listed as "Missing In Action". She
didn't know if he was dead or alive.She never remarried all
those years. She wrote letters to the military, as well as to her Congressman,
to find out for sure what happened. Her Congressman wrote her back saying that
he was "looking into it" but it would be virtually impossible to find
out for sure what happened because it was decades ago.Then a
NON-government person heard of her plight recently and did a quick search of
some government records. And there, as plain as day, was her husband's
name, listed in an American graveyard in a small town in France. (His B-17
crashed near the town.) And...the French town had a street named after him.
And...the town had been honoring him with a ceremony once a year for YEARS.Her Congressman did not return her call...
So the Federal government's efforts to find those soldiers, sailors and
airmen who are missing in action are deemed "acutely dysfunctional".Hey, the Feds are running it. Is anybody surprised by this? Anyone?And, by the way, these are the SAME people our nation turned our health
care over to....Way to go, America!