March 18, 2007

walterreed-vip.jpg This is a joke, right?

USA Today:

Disclosures of substandard housing for troops treated at Walter Reed Army Medical Center are prompting Congress to investigate whether the Army is running a plush ward at the complex for VIPs at the expense of ordinary war casualties.

House investigators are asking "if the allocations of resources is in any way adversely impacting the treatment of the troops," Rep. John Tierney, D-Mass., told USA TODAY in response to inquiries about the six-suite ward. Tierney leads a House subcommittee investigating allegations of poor care at Walter Reed. "Our nation's military, our returning heroes, are the true VIPs," he said. Read more...

Click here for a slideshow of the posh living conditions. With all the money we pour into the defense budget, you'd think every wounded soldier would get to recover in conditions like these. We all know they deserve it. Caviar for some. Cockroaches for others.

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