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It began with reports of mice and moldy plaster, but after two weeks of outrage, the scandal over poor conditions at Walter Reed Army Medical Center has claimed several careers _ including the secretary of the Army's.
Secretary Francis J. Harvey's abrupt dismissal Friday came under withering criticism from Pentagon chief Robert Gates, who said the Army's response to the substandard conditions for the war-wounded was defensive, and not aggressive enough.
the war wounded numbers are astronomical and have been pretty much glossed over with all the reporting focused on the daily death tolls.
Originally posted by Icarus Rising
Like I said in my first thread on it, the most damaging aspect of this fiasco for the Bush administration is how it shows with complete, glaring clarity that it is possible to support the WOT without supporting the troops fighting it, and that is exactly what this administration has been doing.
Responsibility for this injustice goes all the way to the top, imo.
[edit on 3-3-2007 by Icarus Rising]
As several House committees prepared to delve into the scandal at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, outraged lawmakers vowed quick action and called for an independent commission to examine poor conditions for soldiers wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Lawmakers to Hold Walter Reed Hearings