From Paul Rieckhoff’s blog in the USA:
Walter Reed Hospital: Mice, Mold and Roaches (33 comments)
But you wouldn’t know that if you are watching MSNBC or Fox today.
For the last few hours, both networks have been showing almost non-stop live coverage of the Smith trial.
More than a week after she died, the insanity continues.
Recovering soldiers face bureaucratic delays, overworked case managers and appalling living conditions, including black mold, cheap mattresses and cockroaches.
This news is an absolute outrage. And it’s shameful.
It is absolutely inexcusable that our wounded troops are coming home to such an unprepared and overwhelmed health care system (and please note, Walter Reed is not even a VA facility).
Responsibility for this tragedy goes straight to the top.
We at IAVA are demanding swift action from the President, Department of Defense and Congress to correct these problems.
It is disgraceful that our country has sent troops to war without ensuring adequate care for the wounded.
Disabled veterans stuck in backlog limbo: here.
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