Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Walter Reed Just Confirms Our Point

Sorry, no picture on this one.

You must have seen the Washington Post stories, published Feb. 19 and Feb. 20, on Walter Reed. Even worse than current conditions are the efforts by our government to screw our deserving veterans out of their lawful compensation. John Aravosis of AmericaBlog has a special section on this. Read all of it. And more: Click here, here, here, here, here and here (editorial).

Why is this?

It's simple: Nobody important in, or near, our government personally knows any of these Wounded Warriors. They don't care, because they don't have to.

Kudos to Dana Priest and Anne Hull of the Washington Post. Thank you so much for calling attention to these injustices.


At 23 February, 2007 03:21, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Smile, you are on the University of Arizona newspaper:

The actual event to which the letter is referring to is here:

At 27 February, 2007 11:49, Blogger Blue Girl, Red State said...

Here is what pissed me off - all these command assholes in Washington are minutes from Walter Reed and could easily have dropped in and checked out the conditions.

They owe it to the recovering to show their faces from time to time anyway, don't they?

Yet they were "Shocked! Shocked to find gambling was doing on!"


They are feckless.

At 04 March, 2007 23:57, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh they show up there. They go to the hospital where they are taken to see the OIF/OEF wounded. A colonel has a print out of where they are and takes the congresscritters or other dignitaries or even some Air Force intel wennies who wanted to do something nice like stop by and say they hope you recover soon. The visitors often say nice things which sound sincere and are appreciated by the soldier and his family. The problem is that these wounded troops are often hard to look at (I did it for three months and it was very difficult to do without just sitting and crying all day) and they want to express their appreciation and then get the hell out of there. They don't usually look around the room for malfunctioning equipment. We were fortunate that our son was visited by Paul Wolfowitz, not because of him, but because his military aide gave us his card to use at any time because he was inspired by our son's efforts to recover and return to duty, despite having lost a good part of his skull. That card came in very handy on at least two occasions I can think of now. BG Helmick is a man worth fighting with. And my boys doing pretty well now.


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