Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Crime and Punishment

US military brass have seized upon what they view as surely the most efficacious way to deal with the reported poor conditions at Walter Reed's outpatient housing:
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.
The Pentagon also clamped down on media coverage of any and all Defense Department medical facilities, to include suspending planned projects by CNN and the Discovery Channel, saying in an e-mail to spokespeople: “It will be in most cases not appropriate to engage the media while this review takes place,” referring to an investigation of the problems at Walter Reed.
In other words, we'll talk to you when we've meted out sufficient punishment and induced appropriate levels of fear in the ranks of our wounded soldiers. And as always: Support those troops!


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