Monday, March 12, 2007
More Heads Roll Over Walter Reed Debacle
More heads are rolling due to the loud cry from the soldiers that have been wounded in war, serving their country, and are being cared for in the top medical facilities in this country. At least that is what we were led to believe. Walter Reed is just the tip of the iceberg. Our country is miles ahead of many countries technologically. BUT, somewhere along the line, we gave up on good topnotch medical care for our wounded soldiers. It is a Shame of America that we cannot take better care of our soldiers and their families.
So, more heads are rolling. More people are either resigning, retiring or being fired. And that is as it should be. However, who are the scapegoats? Certainly, they are there. How many of these people are simply falling on their swords for the "good of the nation"? How many are truly the incompetent leaders they look like? Just a thought to chew on, if you are even a tiny bit curious.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Army Surgeon General Kevin C. Kiley abruptly stepped down under pressure from military superiors, the third top Army official forced out in the fallout from revelations of shabby treatment of wounded soldiers at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. The Army said Monday that Lt. Gen. Kiley had submitted a request to retire over the weekend. Acting Army Secretary Pete Geren had asked Kiley for his retirement, said a senior defense official, speaking on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to talk about the events. Kiley's removal underscored how the controversy, which began with reports of dilapidated outpatient housing and a nightmarish bureaucracy at the Army's flagship hospital, has snowballed into a far broader problem for the Bush administration.