Treated like Dogs

“Maimed in Iraq, then mistreated, neglected, and hidden in America.” In an article in Intervention Magazine, Frederic Sweet describes the medical treatment (or lack thereof) received by US soldiers wounded in Iraq. One officer said they “were being treated like dogs.” The Bush administration continues to ignore soldiers killed or wounded in their unnecessary, illegal war. Those of us who questioned the war were constantly admonished to “support the troops”. Many of us felt that the strongest support we could give the troops was not to send them into harm’s way without good reason, and that we could support the troops without supporting the war. Sweet’s article points out that the Bush administration wants to support the war without supporting the troops.

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