Monday, March 05, 2007

Walter Reed Hospital

Washington, DC seems to be all up in arms because its just been discovered that Walter Reed Army Hospital, located in the nation's Capitol, is a sub-par medical facility.

Like this is some big newsflash??

This is, like, the worst kept secret in DC. I'm not now nor have I ever been in the military and even I know that Walter Reed is a pig sty. This has been a well-known fact in DC for as long as I can remember. It's not like this is a revelation or that someone just happened to look at some chipping paint and said, "Gee, this place could use a good scrubbing."

If these lawmakers had been doing the right thing, they would have noticed what a dump this place was years ago. Elected officials in Congress, who authorize wars and then don't visit the hospitals to thank the men and women they send off to those wars, are spineless. Walter Reed has been falling apart for years. And all it would have taken was for one senator to make a trip to that facility to visit an 18 year-old boy who lost both of his legs or had his face blown off.

But no. They all just sit back and clutch the pearls wondering how such a deplorable place could exist for our "people in uniform". Shame on them . . .

. . . again!