Forget about the growing scandal involving substandard health care for our nation's veterans, the Veterans Affairs Department knows where the real threat is -- on the oceans.

The conference referenced by the VA is the "Our Ocean" conference hosted by the State Department. It focuses on protecting the ocean from illegal fishing, garbage and of course global warming.

Because if we're going to fight global warming, we’re going to need the dolphins and mermaids on board.

It just seems like the VA has more pressing issues to deal with right now than fish.