Friday, March 02, 2007

Secretary of the Army steps down

The fallout from the Walter Reed scandal continues. Secretary of the Army, Francis J. Harvey resigned this afternoon.
Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Harvey had resigned. But senior defense
officials speaking on condition of anonymity said Gates had asked Harvey to
leave. Gates was displeased that Harvey, after firing Maj. Gen. George Weightman
as the head of Walter Reed, chose to name as Weightman's temporary replacement
another general whose role in the controversy was still in question.

"I am disappointed that some in the Army have not adequately
appreciated the seriousness of the situation pertaining to outpatient care at
Walter Reed," Gates said in the Pentagon briefing room. He took no questions
from reporters.

General Kiley needs to go to, ASAP.

Wonkette even picked up coverage!

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