Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Political - and out of character

But sometimes, fever lends clarity to thoughts.

This morning I listened to NPR a little and I had a very compelling thought:

When our fearless leader, the Shrub (as the late great Molly Ivins called him), talks about increasing funding to send more troops to Iraq for the "surge," does he also think about increasing funding for the medical and psychiatric care of the soldiers who will be wounded, maimed or mentally impaired by being sent over there?

Just curious.

2 Comments:

Blogger C L Blackman said...

I think it's part of the package. The increase the spending for the whole kit: airfare there and back, munitions, armaments, medical care there and here, and of course they include the possibility of fatalities.

2/13/2007 10:21:00 PM  
Blogger bibliofilly said...

They just court-martial the people who try to get treatment for things like PTSD and then they don't have to worry about the expense.

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=6692103

2/14/2007 09:59:00 AM  

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