Thursday, March 1, 2007
Veterans, Military Families, Active Duty GIs - Car Caravan to Walter Reed
Veterans, Military Families, Active Duty GIs - Car Caravan to Walter Reed

President George W. Bush and Congress hide behind the mantra "support the troops" as a justification for continuing the occupation of Iraq, and yet, ever since the beginning of the war, they have housed wounded soldiers in filthy, rat-infested housing and denied them decent care.

George W. Bush doesn't care about the troops--the young people in the military are drawn largely from poor communities and communities of color, lured into enlisting by phony promises of high-tech job training and easy money for college. When they return stateside, wounded and in need of care, they are abused and negelcted.

Now that the problem has hit the front page of the Washington Post, Senators are rushing to denounce the deplorable conditions. However, the problem at Walter Reed, and in the military hospitals in general, is not new--this has been going on since the beginning of the war, and the White House, the Pentagon, and Congress knew about it -- and chose to do nothing, except to make speeches about how they "support the troops."

During the Encampment to Stop the War, a contingent of military families, veterans, active duty GIs, and supporters will participate in a car caravan to Walter Reed Hospital, where we will demand that Congress really support the troops - bring them home, and take care of them.


Washington Post: Soldiers Face Neglect, Frustration At Army's Top Medical Facility

Salon.com Article (February 18, 2005): Behind the walls of Ward 54

Global Research (February, 2004): Maimed in Iraq, then mistreated, neglected, and hidden in America

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posted by Stop War @ 10:26 PM  
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