Never think that a vibrant and independent press isn't good for some things. Deplorable conditions at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, uncovered in a laudable expose' by The Washington Post, has received the proper reaction, all the way up to Defense Secretary Gates, who promises to swiftly address the problems.
There is a bipartisan consensus int his country that regardless of the justification of the Iraq War, the soldiers are not to blame and are in fact heroes in their nations service. That we allow physically and psychologically damaged people returning from service to languish in these repugnant conditions is beyond the scope of disgust. They should be given heroes welcomes home, and be provided with the best medical and recovery services available. If America can't afford at least that much, we have little right to ask men and women to fight for their nation. This is an example of a free press doing much good, and they deserve immense credit for it.