Tuesday, March 13, 2007
In response to the weird comment a few days ago trying to make the case that Walter Reed hospital is not run by the government, please note that Lt. Gen. Kevin C. Kiley, the Army's surgeon general, has been forced out of his job. He served as commander at walter Reed from 2002 to 2004. He is the third high-ranking Army official to lose his job as a result of this mess. That means the Army is in charge of the hospital. The Army also released a report acknowledging they knew of problems with their medical system nearly a year ago and didn't fix it. I stick by my statement that this is a portrait of what you could expect from government run health care.