March 14, 2007

hardball-salon-soldiers.jpg Salon's Mark Benjamin appeared on Hardball last night to talk about his searing exposé about wounded soldiers from Ft. Benning being deployed back to Iraq. Benjamin first broke the story about the terrible outpatient conditions at Walter Reed two years before Dana Priest and The Washington Post exposed it to the national media. It's nice to see that this story didn't take another two years.

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It looks like House Democrats want answers:

House Armed Services Committee Chairman Ike Skelton and Military Personnel Subcommittee Chairman Vic Snyder have asked the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to undertake an immediate review of allegations that wounded and injured soldiers are being sent to Iraq.

It's amazing that someone like Matt "The Eggman" Drudge has the power to shape the debate while honest and fearless reporting on soldier mistreatment like this goes unnoticed for so long. Glenn examines this phenomenon further.

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