I’m really glad our government is making an effort to rehabilitate the men and women who have given so much for their country, but I can’t help but think how unnecessary this war is and how poorly it has been executed. What a horrifying waste.
A $50 million high-tech rehabilitation center opened its doors Monday, designed to serve the growing number of U.S. troops who return from war as amputees or with severe burns.
The privately funded Center for the Intrepid includes a rock-climbing wall, a wave pool and a virtual-reality computer system. About 3,200 people attended a dedication ceremony, including Marine Gen. Peter Pace, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; and Sens. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) and John McCain (R-Ariz.), both 2008 presidential hopefuls.
Of the roughly 20,000 U.S. forces injured since the start of the Iraq war, more than 500 have lost a limb — many in roadside bombings.