The Dana Tag-Team, Plus My Solution for Walter Reed
Oops! We Did It Again.
By Dana Milbank
Wednesday, July 23, 2008; A03
The generals were nervous.
Lt. Gen. Robert Wilson moved his index finger across the page as he read his statement with a halting delivery. Maj. Gen. David Rubenstein, holding a discolored washcloth under the witness table to dry his perspiration, accidentally dropped the cloth and felt for it with his shoe.
The anxiety, even for men with two or three stars on each shoulder, was to be expected. They had come before a House Armed Services subcommittee to explain why, 16 months and at least eight fact-finding investigations after the Walter Reed scandal, the Army still hadn't fixed the health-care system for soldiers wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Dana Milbank's tag-team follow up of Dana Priest's excellent expose of the disaster at Walter Reed Hospital establishes the fact that the military--no surprise--can't find it's medical rear-end …