Friday, March 2

Army to wounded - take this

The Washington Post reports in a front page story that the "appointment of Kiley, (Lt. Gen. Kevin Kiley, the commanding general of the U.S. Army Medical Command), who had earlier been the facility's commander (2002-2004), surprised some Defense Department officials because soldiers, their families and veterans' advocates have complained that he had long been aware of problems at Walter Reed and did nothing to improve its outpatient care." The Washington Post criticizes Kiley in an editorial: "The evidence compiled so far suggests that Gen. Kiley has been more complicit in the scandalous neglect of Walter Reed's outpatient facilities for longer than Gen. Weightman has been. It also indicates that the Army's reshuffle is really about projecting the appearance of accountability, not punishing those most responsible."