Since I was a kid, I've heard about the poor care of military veterans in VA hospitals.
The husband of a relative told me of his care when he was wounded in Vietnam. In fact, before he was wounded, he heard enough that when he was wounded, he made the hospital put him in the coldest area possible to minimize the chance of infection.
So, I have to ask, why now are politicians and military acting surprised about the revelations at Walter Reed and now other military hospitals?
This has been a long term shame and it has been known for some time.