Sunday, February 25, 2007

What is wrong with this picture?


From this piece in the Boston Herald, we have:

... soldiers are housed in deteriorated conditions of mold, mice infestations and disrepair. Facilities for amputees are inadequate. Depression and post-traumatic stress syndrome are often overlooked. Nightmarish paperwork stymies even the most aggressive ... I found a soldier without his legs sent in four different directions for four forms over the course of a day. His exhausted wife, near tears, was pushing him in a wheelchair through ice.

and we have this (emphasis added):

In recent days, the commander at Walter Reed, Maj. Gen. George Weightman, and the Army’s surgeon general, Lt. Gen. Kevin Kiley, have been all over TV, saying the problems at the facility are being fixed and that they are “extremely proud” of the work their staffs are doing.

I'm guessing that these people are using a definition of "extremely proud" with which I am unfamiliar.

TODAY'S CC READER CHALLENGE: I realize it's almost childishly unfair but, given the Blogging Tories' slavish devotion to, and unbounded adoration for, the Bush administration and its vacuous "support the troops" rhetoric, can anyone find an example of a Blogging Tory that's expressed even a moderate amount of outrage over any of the above?

BONUS TRACK: Jesus' General shows the true depth of the Right's concern.

DOUBLE PLUS GOOD BONUS SNARK: As moderator "Miss Ladybug" over at the Victory Caucus chides commenter "Concerned Man":

However upsetting this might be, [the conditions at Walter Reed are not] part of the Mission of The Victory Caucus. Please refrain from posting topics not addressing our Mission or Beliefs.

Which sounds eminently reasonable until one actually reads the VC's Mission and Beliefs page (emphasis gleefully added):

Our Beliefs
...
We support the troops, and those organizations which assist the wounded in their recoveries and support the families of those who sacrificed everything.

Ooooooh ... that must be embarrassing.

1 comment:

thwap said...

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