I bet some of these veterans would rather face a firing squad than deal with the "Soviet style bureaucracy" where administrators are rewarded for fudging numbers, not showing up and making them die.
It is a system in which your fellow Americans are rewarded with cash and perks when veterans die. Because they die, in fact.
It doesn't get much more sickening than that, does it?
Death by bureaucracy is a particularly troubling, first-world, corrupt and despicable death sentence, wouldn't you say?
It is particularly horrifying for a country with such a noble history of respecting and honouring its fighters.