United States War Wounded Troops Scandal ...
Personal sensibilities assaulted?
Well that's how it sodding well should be -- since it's precisely the point of us posting the preceding picture.
It's one thing to see war wounded vets lacking limbs or wearing artificial ones, but another thing entirely to find out for yourself how such circumstances actually - and always, agonizingly - come about in the first place.
Anyway, if we've offended any so called civilized citizens' sensibilities -- tough shit -- and at the same time -- super!
Because it's about bloody time somebody, somewhere sought seriously (and sincerely), to open the eyes of those several million souls seemingly (still, steadfastly stuck) in a state of denial.
So, simply see some associated, Associated Press words (from yesterday, Sunday, via Yahoo News) instead of staring at any more gory war wounds.
GOV'T STRUGGLES TO CARE FOR WOUNDED GI'sSurprised? Nonplussed? Amazed? Alarmed? Aghast?
By MARILYNN MARCHIONE,
AP Medical Writer - Sun Jun 24, 2:29 AM ET
More than 800 of them have lost an arm, a leg, fingers or toes. More than 100 are blind. Dozens need tubes and machines to keep them alive. Hundreds are disfigured by burns, and thousands have brain injuries and mangled minds.
These are America's war wounded, a toll that has received less attention than the 3,500 troops killed in Iraq. Depending on how you count them, they number between 35,000 and 53,000.
Whatever. Read right on.
More of them are coming home, with injuries of a scope and magnitude the government did not predict and is now struggling to treat.Next, read the rest of this revealing, heart-rending report; read it and weep. Read it and wail all you want. But you can bet your bottom dollar that Bushco won't be bothered by it.
"If we left Iraq tomorrow, we would have the legacy of all these people for many years to come," said Dr. Jeffrey Drazen, editor-in-chief of the New England Journal of Medicine and an adviser to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
What a wretched, wicked, wanton waste, eh?
And what's perhaps even worse is that there ain't anyone in America (who matters), apparently aiming to do anything much about it all.