"Deep Confusion" is the name of the most recent blog that I have added to my links list. It is written by Swim, as she calls herself, a woman who lives in San Antonio, Texas, whose husband is in the military and has been deployed in Germany, for the second time, doing CCAT (critical care air transport) out of Iraq.
She has recently flown there to join him and her most recent post is about visiting the Intensive Care Unit at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, where most coalition service men and women seriously wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan are first sent. While there she saw two Purple Heart ceremonies and talked with some of the injured.
This is an under-reported aspect of the conflicts in the Middle East. Swim's post is moving to read, and may make you proud, sad, angry or all three, but I think we owe it to the tens of thousands of wounded vets coming out of these wars to learn about what is happening to them and do what we can to see that the government gives them the care they need and certainly have earned.
Meanwhile, at a press conferance a few days ago, President Bush lashed out at critics who called the invasion of Iraq a total fiasco, saying, “If we continue to make progress at the rate we are going, we will have a moderate fiasco on our hands.”
Tell that to the kids in the ICU.