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jbfam4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-20-03 12:23 PM
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Sick, wounded reservists complain about treatment
Remember the words; "Help is on the way." Another Bush/Cheney lie.
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http://edition.cnn.com/2003/US/10/19/sick.reservists


Sick, wounded reservists complain about treatment
Living conditions at Fort Stewart called 'substandard'

WASHINGTON (CNN) --Wounded and injured soldiers at Fort Stewart, Georgia, some of whom served in Iraq, are sometimes forced to wait months for follow-up treatment, according to several Army reservists.


CNN confirms that soldiers are complaining of a lack of timely medical care and "substandard" living conditions, as first reported by UPI investigations editor Mark Benjamin after a visit to the U.S. Army base.

Veterans' advocate Steve Robinson, executive director of the National Gulf War Resource Center, spent several days with Benjamin at Fort Stewart. The center is "a resource for information, support, and referrals for all those concerned with the complexities of Persian Gulf War issues, especially Gulf War illnesses and those held prisoner or missing in action," according to a statement on its Web site.

Robinson told CNN he was "so concerned about what I saw that I called the House Veterans Affairs Committee as soon as I got home."
"I don't think it's fair to call it substandard," said the spokesman, who asked not to be named. "There's no squalor in the military barracks. Is it hot? Absolutely."
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damnraddem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-20-03 12:38 PM
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1. Support the troops ...
until they're used up, then throw them away -- that's Dubya's troop-support policy.
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