Sunday, February 18, 2007

post-iraq neglect

Roaches and rats in the rooms. Mentally depressed soldiers keeping watch over suicidal colleagues. Inadequate care. No support for the often impoverished family members.

This is the state of outpatient care for the troops injured in Iraq and Afghanistan at the Army's Walter Reed Hospital.

The de facto Bush Administration and its political civilian leadership at the Pentagon like to accuse opponents of the war of failing to support the troops. How do they explain THIS lack of support for those who have been badly injured in service to the United States?

Well, they're hypocrites. These troops deserve top-notch treatment and support for the families. Instead, they're shunted into a bureaucratic system that is underfunded and swamped.


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