Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

Moving Forward, One Step at a Time (2nd Part WP wounded soldiers)

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Latest Breaking News Donate to DU
 
RamboLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 11:13 PM
Original message
Moving Forward, One Step at a Time (2nd Part WP wounded soldiers)
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A20666-20...

A fat C-141 rumbles to a halt at Andrews Air Force Base. A gangplank is lowered from the belly of the plane, and the Army's latest casualties from Iraq hobble or are carried to a waiting white bus, their gear still covered with fine desert dust.

These medevac flights are now so routine that no cameras, no VIPs, await the wounded. Their welcome home happens at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, the nation's biggest military hospital, where doctors and nurses in camouflage fatigues wait at the curb to whisk the newest patients to the large exam room on the second floor. Here the soldiers are triaged with swift precision:

"I need 10 of morphine!" a doctor calls out.

"Are you weak in your right hand?" another asks.

"Where does it hurt you now?"

A 20-year-old private moans. In Baghdad, he camped out in a bathroom of Saddam Hussein's palace, stacking his Chips Ahoy on the shelves above the gold-ingot faucets. Now he lies on a gurney with shrapnel in his belly, beneath a balloon that says, "You're the Best!"

Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
Frances Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 11:43 PM
Response to Original message
1. Very moving
Thanks for posting the link.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
indictrichardperle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 11:49 PM
Response to Reply #1
2. very depressing
and while these kids are getting legs blown off, Richard Perle is giving seminars on "how to invest and profit from the war".

I read a quote from Wolfowitz in the paper today, that said "we wont leave Iraq, even if the president isnt re-elected in 2004".

I wonder who "we" is ?
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Sat Dec 20th 2014, 10:02 PM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » Latest Breaking News Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC