ABC fleshed out an Associated Press survey, which found that a disproportionate number of the US military dead in Iraq joined up from small towns. Dean Reynolds' (subscription required) moving report offered a litany of obscure outposts of grief: Crimora Va, Lena Wisc, Beatrice Neb, St Anne Ill, Alanson Mich. "There is dwindling support for the war in rural America, where it was once strongest."
NBC had Andrea Mitchell follow up on Washington Post coverage of the facilities at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Mitchell noted the frequent photo-ops of President Bush visiting the state-of-the-art in-patient care for disabled combat casualties. By contrast, the out-patient buildings are decrepit, vermin-infested, rotting and moldy. The Pentagon had ordered a "hurried fix-up" after the Post's expose but Mitchell was unconvinced: "The building reeks of bleach," she sniffed.
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