Treating America’s Wounded Warriors

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Treating America’s Wounded Warriors

PAULA ZAHN, CNN ANCHOR: Good evening, everybody. Glad to have you with us tonight.
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I want to start off though tonight with the scandalous treatment of this country’s wounded soldiers. About 27,000 American troops have been wounded in Iraq or Afghanistan. At least 3,100 of them have suffered serious injuries. We were all disgusted earlier this year at the disgraceful conditions that were exposed at the Army’s Walter Reed Medical Center in Washington.

It was so bad and so shocking that President Bush put together a blue-ribbon panel to look at ways to improve the treatment for all of our country’s veterans.

That report is out today. And our senior Pentagon correspondent, Jamie McIntyre, has seen it.

So, Jamie, Bob Dole and Donna Shalala worked on this for months. How do they plan to fix this broken system? Read More

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