Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Out of Sight

On May 22, 1949, former defense secretary James Forrestal committed suicide by jumping out of a sixteenth-floor window at the Bethesda Naval Hospital. How does his tragic death relate to treatment of the more than 26,000 Americans who have been wounded in the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan? James Carroll has the answer in a provocative column published in yesterday's Boston Globe.