Thanks, Obama! Soldier With PTSD Killed in SWAT Standoff Told to Wait 30 Days for VA Care

Posted by on May 29, 2014 at 2:24 pm

Just imagine how mad Obama will be when he reads about this in the papers.

Iraq War veteran Issac Sims was killed Sunday by Kansas City, Mo., police after a standoff at his family home. Sims suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder and been told he could not get care from the local Veterans Administration center for another 30 days.

Sims, 26, had gotten into an argument with his father Sunday and reportedly fired off a gun multiple times inside and outside the home. Police responded to reports of the shooting and subsequently called in the SWAT team. When Sims emerged from the house 5 hours later with a rifle, he was shot dead. Officers stated he pointed the gun at them.

The soldier, who served tours in Iraq during from 2008 through 2010, had sought care at the Kansas City Veterans Affairs Medical Center for his PTSD. Parents Adrian and Patricia Sims had been told by the center that Sims would have to wait 30 days for bed space, according to the Kansas City Star.

Treatment for Sims had actually been court-ordered. He pleaded guilty last month to domestic assault and had been put on two years probation.

So he’s ordered to undergo treatment then is put on a waiting list. Great. You know, we really dodged a bullet with that Romney character:

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