Cher has waded into the debate over the war on Iraq, saying she was shocked by a recent visit to a hospital for wounded American troops. Cher unexpectedly phoned a C-SPAN without saying who she was and condemned the way maimed soldiers were being “hidden” from the public. She said a recent visit she made to see injured soldiers at the Walter Reed Army Medical Centre in Washington was “the most heinous thing I have ever seen.” Speaking on C-Span Cher, 57, said: “The thing I was most shocked by as I was walking into the hospital, the first person I ran into was a boy that was about 19 or 20 years old who had lost both of his arms. Everyone had lost either one limb or two limbs. A couple of the boys told me it was because their vehicles – the rockets pierce their vehicles so much – it`s like being in a kind of tin can. These boys had the most unbelievable courage, they felt it was their duty. And it took everything I have as a person to not, you know, break down.” She asked why President George Bush and senior administration officials were not “taking pictures with all these guys.”
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