The Huffington Post — I just learned that President Bush will visit Walter Reed tomorrow afternoon. The President should use his visit to gather first-hand accounts from our newly injured soldiers. He should use this trip to become more aware of the appalling state of military and veterans health care in this country, and he should use this trip to reinforce the responsibility that he has to ensure that our service members and veterans receive care for their injuries that is worthy of their sacrifices.
If the President uses this trip as an opportunity to justify a veto of the supplemental, then SHAME ON HIM. Walter Reed is still broken. The DoD healthcare system in this country is still broken. The social contract between our country and those it sends to war is broken. Now is the time for action. (more…)