Tuesday, February 19, 2008
healthy body sick mind:
I go back and forth over whether this is a cheap shot. But from the Pentagon:
The Afghan government, with assistance from U.S. and international forces and nongovernmental agencies, has made great progress over the past year in providing health care to the country’s population, a U.S. Army physician posted in Afghanistan said today.

“The impact of medicine on stability (operations) cannot be underestimated,” Army Col. (Dr.) Jeffrey Johnson, the 82nd Airborne Division’s top doctor and command surgeon for Combined Joint Task Force 82’s eastern regional command, told Pentagon reporters via satellite hookup from Bagram Air Base, located north of the Afghan capital city of Kabul.
So how about getting some of that good stuff back here to 47 million people, chief? When I signed on to the Indy I had health care for the first time in a year, and it was like coming up for air.
--Spencer Ackerman