Bush finaly comes face to face with the tragedies of his
war. A pox on him and the terrorist.
Bush Visits Injured Vets c/o Reuters.com
If you can stomach it, google Iraq War Pictures. I'm warning you, no sane person will see these pictures and not be disturbed.
Nov 15, '07
I'm reading a very good book by Atul Gawande (he also wrote the excellent book "Complications") called "better A Surgeon's Notes on Performance". (Yes, "better" is not capitalized).
The chapter on "Casualties of War" is about how our military medical people have excelled at what they do during this war - the process of treating injured soldiers is fascintating. He describes the injuries too. I'm very proud of our docs and nurses and tech and support people. We've done an amazing thing.
I'm very proud of our troops too - one local young man who is a little older than my daughter and the son of friends was recently interviewed about his service and injuries. He signed up while a junior in high school, for the army. He was trapped inside his 1151 Humvee with horrendous injuries - a compound fracture of his arm, a fractured pelvis, lacerations, bruised lungs and fluid around his heart. He has a year to 18 months of physical therapy to go. He wants to go back (he signed up for 8 years). "The worst part of coming home is that the other guys are still there".
The photos of President Bush and our soldiers are heartwrenching - but I'm so very proud of them. They all seemed very touched by his visit - I saw true connection and compassion in the photos.
Last edit by Spidey's mom on Nov 15, '07