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Monday, January 29, 2007


"Supporting" the troops

The U.S. government barely supports its own troops when they're in the field (insufficient training, insufficient body armor, etc.); you don't expect them to support the troops once they've extracted their value as cannon fodder, do you? No, in the richest country in the world, that job is left to charity. Today, the $50 million Center for the Intrepid rehabilitation center opened to serve the needs of wounded soldiers. Make that the "privately-funded $50 million rehabilitation center."

The most amazing part? I watched TV coverage of this event on CNN and ABC, and read the press coverage linked above. No one questioned the very nature of the situation, that the care of wounded veterans has to be paid for by private individuals rather than by the government which sent them to their fate. No one.

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