Wednesday :: Feb 28, 2007

Army Ignored Walter Reed Problems For Three Years

by Steve

The Walter Reed story gets worse. It’s bad enough that the Army is now retaliating against the wounded veterans who were whistleblowers for their pathetic care. It’s even worse to find out that the Army has known about the poor conditions for three years and did nothing about it.

GOP Representative Bill Young of Florida knew about the conditions as far back as 2004, yet never did anything about it. He was in a position to fix this immediately, because Young was chair of the House Appropriations Committee at the time and could have dealt with this himself as a member of the House Army Caucus. But he was just too damn busy rubber-stamping whatever the Bush Administration wanted to ignore.

But remember, the GOP cares about the troops.

Steve :: 8:10 PM :: Comments (11) :: Digg It!