Friday, March 02, 2007

Army Secretary Resigns in Scandal's Wake

Another scandal? Oh come on people.

Army Secretary Francis J. Harvey abruptly stepped down Friday as the Bush administration struggled to cope with the fallout from a scandal over substandard conditions for wounded Iraq soldiers at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

Can I slap somebody? I really, really want to slap somebody.

The surprise move came one day after Harvey fired the two-star general in charge of the medical center in response to disclosures of problems at the hospital compound.

How about those two generals. Can I slap them?

Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Harvey had resigned. But senior defense officials speaking on condition of anonymity said Gates had asked Harvey to leave.

Oh, a Defense Secretary. How about him? Can I slap him?

"I am disappointed that some in the Army have not adequately appreciated the seriousness of the situation pertaining to outpatient care at Walter Reed," Gates said in the Pentagon briefing room. He took no questions from reporters.

You're disappointed? How do you think we, the American public feel? Not only is the Iraq war just getting worse and worse, but now we find out your not treating our wounded soldiers how they should be treated, like the country's finest. And on top of all of that, no one's going to let me slap somebody.


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