Brit Hume Thinks The Walter Reed Scandal Just Looks Bad For The Administration

You can always count on Hume to be the master BushCo. apologist, but it's much more disgraceful when it comes at the expense of our wounded soldi

brithume-walterreed.jpg You can always count on Hume to be the master BushCo. apologist, but it's much more disgraceful when it comes at the expense of our wounded soldiers. Well, it's always a disgrace.

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Think Progress has the transcript:

HUME: I think it tells you a lot about the effect of the last election and the political atmosphere in Washington. This is an administration which is known or had been known for sticking by people even when they were embattled. The idea that conditions at Walter Reed hospital, a hospital that is on its way out of business, had deteriorated, that’s probably one of the reasons they wanted to put it out of business.

This is unfortunate. It looks terrible, which is the problem. The problem is that it looks as if this administration, which has sent troops into harm’s way, is now neglecting them when they’re injured and need care and help. But make no mistake about it, this was a — there was a potential political firestorm on Capitol Hill began to brew about this. The administration did what it did to try to get it over with, and it may well have succeeded...


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