PULLS THE TRIGGER - ARMY SECRETARY
What goes around, comes around, and for chrome-domed Frances Harvey, the political hack MilitaryCorruption.com has had in its sites for some time now, revenge was sweet. Less than 24 hours after Harvey canned Maj. Gen. George Weightman in an effort to take the stink off himself for the Walter Reed Hospital patient care scandal, the Army secretary got the boot! Congratulations, Defense Secretary Gates. Glad to see you can "pull the trigger."
Harvey was always arrogant and nasty, although no one could approach the levels of hubris his former mentor, Donald Rumsfeld had. Now Gen. Weightman can hoist a cold brew in the air and say: "Sayonara, pal. You thought you'd save your sorry butt by firing me, and now you got the axe yourself."
But the bloodletting is not over. Or at least it shouldn't be. MilitaryCorruption.com - we received a large outpouring of congrats from our readers in the hours after Harvey's dismissal was announced - wants everyone responsible for the mess at Walter Reed to get what's coming to them.
And that means Gen. Kevin Kiley, whose palatial quarters are right across the street from infamous Building 18 (mold, mice, roaches and exposed pipes) needs to "hit the bricks." Harvey was so cocky he thought he could sacrifice Gen. Weightman and place Kiley in charge of the cover-up even though everyone knows Kiley's neck deep in the manure pile! Well, Kiley needs to leave the Army right away. Maybe the loss of a star going out the back door will teach him a lesson that you don't disrespect our fighting troops and house them like animals while you live in comfort and luxury.
We were amused at the official statement from Secretary Gates about what has become a growing scandal, first exposed by the Washington POST. He said: "I am disappointed that some in the Army have not adequately appreciated the seriousness of the situation pertaining to outpatient care at Walter Reed."
Our translation: "Harvey, you dumbass, you just made things worse, and I'm not about to have you make me look bad so soon after I've taken over for that megalomaniac Rumsfeld. I've got enough troubles trying to clean up after him. Firing one general isn't enough. Now it's time for you to get the axe."
We're still waiting to hear one word of concern from slimy Vice-President Dick "Halliburton" Cheney. Hey Dick, we got a bedpan for you from WalMart and can't wait for you to visit the wounded and make yourself useful. With all the loot you've made off the war already, you shouldn't mind giving a little of your valuable time to helping those, who unlike you, served in the military and sacrificed so much for America.