President Bush paid his first visit to the Walter Reed Army Medical Center since last month’s Washington Post exposé revealed the shameful treatment of hundreds of wounded veterans. While the president apologized for the hospital’s “failures,” some of his congressional detractors weren’t impressed by the gesture.
A wounded soldier is giving the world an insider’s view of life at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center with his new blog, This Veteran’s Life, and the view isn’t pretty. Here’s a little taste to set the tone: “Maybe this will give me a place to scream into the void when my screams fall on deaf ears.”
Truthdig tips its hat this week to Dana Priest and Anne Hull, the Washington Post reporters who revealed the shameful treatment of wounded military veterans and shoddy conditions at Washington’s Walter Reed Army Medical Center.