Thursday, February 22, 2007

Saving Money for Bullets and Bombs

Graphic courtesy of Peace CentralMore reports from Walter Reed. Democracy Now! conducts in-depth interviews with a reporter, a soldier and a veteran about conditions at Walter Reed--not the horrific physical conditions of the facility which reporter Mark Benjamin calls a "red herring of mice and the mold" but the dangerous, abhorrent, total neglect of those with traumatic brain injury and the military refusal to provide adequate treatment. The DOD in charge of medical care for these service persons, is the same DOD that keeps them from proper care and fair compensation for their injuries.Watch it here.

5 comments:

op99 said...

What a disgrace.

Hope, do you have any insight into the balance that the doctors treating and evaluating these patients must strike between their responsibility as physicians to the Hippocratic oath, and their duty to their superiors as military slaves? That would be a scoop.

op99 said...

What a disgrace.

Hope, do you have any insight into the balance that the doctors treating and evaluating these patients must strike between their responsibility as physicians to the Hippocratic oath, and their duty to their superiors as military slaves? That would be a scoop.

op99 said...

Huh. Excuse the dupe - don't think I hit it twice.

HopeSpringsATurtle said...

There is no "balance" Op, only ass-kissing to continue one's military career and prevent being 'passed over' for promotion. The attending physicians, the 'treating' doctors, do the exams and write the reports and recommendations but a medical board which is made up of career military, both physicians and paper-pushers, are the one's that make the decisions that affect these soldiers lives. These military bureaucrats are expected to fall in line with whatever saves the DOD money or prestige. It rarely has anything to do with the doctors that actually see patients.

Anonymous said...

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