Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Think Progress work on the Walter Reed Scandal

MN Publius had a post up about the high quality work Think Progress is doing on the Department of Justice/Attorney General Scandal.

Think Progress is also kicking a lot of ass on Veterans issues and the Walter Reed Scandal.

Case in point.

General Kiley's replacement opines on the Walter Reed Scandal.

Maj. Gen. Gale S. Pollock retains the same swagger of denial that Kiley possessed.

Pollock, in an e-mail sent to colleagues and staff in the Army Medical Command on Friday, had also sought to minimize reports about conditions at Walter Reed and attacked the media’s handling of the issue.

“I know everyone is extremely pained and angry about the media assaults on Walter Reed and our senior leaders,” Pollock wrote in an e-mail obtained by The Washington Post. She added that she “articulated our displeasure at the misinformation about the quality of care” to a Post reporter after a congressional hearing last week but also acknowledged that she believes the stories could create momentum for changes that would better serve the Army.

She also wrote: “I know that your families and loved ones are affected by this event as well — please reassure them that the media makes money on negative stories not by articulating the positive in life — though that is something I will never understand.”

I can't wait til Bush comes out with his, "You're doin a heckuva job Pollockie". Sometimes, I just wish people could do their jobs and shut the hell up.

Had the Washington Post not written a negative story about Walter Reed, would we know anything about it now?

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