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Obama in the lion's den [Commentary]
Obama in the lion's den [Commentary]

Addressing the annual American Legion convention in Charlotte last week, President Obama sugar-coated his defense of selective use of military force by reciting what's been done to cope with the Department of Veterans Affairs' failures to deliver promised benefits to returning troops. To only mild applause, the president cited efforts to deal with the backup of claims at various VA facilities around the county, a beefing up of mental illness care, access to more non-VA doctors, greater efforts to reduce veterans' homelessness and easing transition to civilian life. In a way, he sugar-coated that pitch as well, contending that "thanks to the decisions we made to rescue...