Monday, March 05, 2007

Supporting the Troops

Walter Reed. Disgraceful.

I've been following this story since the beginning but haven't felt much of a need to pile on, mostly because I dread seeing the suffering of the victims politicized. While it's very trendy for conservatives to blame bad news on the media that reports it, we should all be grateful for the work the Washington Post has done in forcing this issue on behalf of our wounded heroes.

One interesting aspect has emerged -- the impact of privatization on the level of care at Walter Reed. Read Raw Story (via Balloon Juice) for the details. I'm not sure that there weren't issues prior to last year but I do know you can't go from 300 employees to 50 and still provide the same level of service... no matter how alluring the profit margin.

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