Letters to the Editor

'Take care of our own'

I am thoroughly disgusted with our government. The Feb. 28 Bee had an Washington Post article about Walter Reed Army Medical Center, where some of our returning veterans have to go for recovery and the conditions are absolutely awful.

The Republicans are always shouting we have to support our troops in Iraq and the Democrats sit on their hands and do nothing either. My question is, when are we going to start taking care of our own and quit sending all of our money, borrowed that is, over to the bottomless pit in Iraq?

The newest military hospital in Texas was purchased by private funds -- our government can't even take care of our own. We just make sure that big-time corporations keep on making money on this war and calling everyone else that doesn't support the war unpatriotic.

Norma J. Wallace