Army Surgeon General Steps Down
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#1 Mar 13, 2007
I hope hospitals throughout the nation, particularly Military and Veterans' institutions, have learned the lesson that they should not wait for investigative reporters to alert them to problems. There are people who anticipate problems and fix them before they arise; people who act only when something is called to their attention; and people who sleep even through repeated complaints. It is quite obvious that the first set of people should be in charge. It sometimes seems that the second and even the third group of people are appointed too often. In the matter of restoring patients to health, this state of affairs is deeply distressing.
#2 Mar 13, 2007
Just for the record, some were well aware of the situation and this is a staged media event. You are not getting all the facts.
That facility was NEVER meant to be used again but torn down. Once more, Walter Reed was scheduled to be closed and have the personnel moved to Bethesda and other facilities.
For too long this facility was used by the people of Washington D.C.( civilians using a military facility) for indigent folk and for treating criminals as well as being the prime spot for senators and congressment to be treated.
Well now the senators and congressmen have bit this off and they will get to KEEP their beloved facility.
These military men are taking the fall for known problems. Heaven help the military if they ask for any more funding from congress. First they must use the funding they do get to support the soldiers and their equipment, etc. IN A WAR STARTED BY THE POLITICIANS. They are having an almost unprecedented in the last years number of YOUNG men and women, who went into the military to 'serve their country' and come back MAIMED instead of whole because WE have not yet adapted to a form of combat we're not used to.
ALL these maimed young men and women will require extensive medical care; some for the rest of their natural lives. But don't think they'll get it.
After the hoorah is over, they'll be cast aside just like the older vets. You get used, then they cast you aside. You are considered a burden.
And the president has the GALL to want to send more people over to get the SAME treatment for a lofty idea that can't possibly work where he wants it.
I'd advise NO ONE to get into the military now.
The leadership is awful except for a few good men and women who WILL take the fall for the screwups.
#3 Mar 13, 2007
I'm sure he'll step right into another cushy, high-paying job.
#4 Mar 13, 2007
Hey, at least HE will have earned it.
#5 Mar 13, 2007
By the way, so called " Authority"; you didn't address the issue. Can you do anything but be insulting?
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