Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Problem Solving, Army Style

After all the recent ado over the atrocious conditions at Walter Reed Medical Center’s Medical Hold Unit, the Army has come up with a solution to the problem, punish the wounded soldiers and limit their access to the media. From the Navy Times:

Soldiers at Walter Reed Army Medical Center’s Medical Hold Unit say they have been told they will wake up at 6 a.m. every morning and have their rooms ready for inspection at 7 a.m., and that they must not speak to the media.

“Some soldiers believe this is a form of punishment for the trouble soldiers caused by talking to the media,” one Medical Hold Unit soldier said, speaking on the condition of anonymity.

It is unusual for soldiers to have daily inspections after Basic Training.

The wounded have also been moved to a building deeper into the hospital's campus that requires a public affairs escort for reporters to speak with the soldiers. The public affairs escort will provide an intimidating presence for anyone talking to the media thus shutting them up.

It's ridiculous how we treat those who have given the most for this country, isn't it?

Found via Atrios

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