In response to the completely repulsive story of the slum in which the Army has parked its wounded at Walter Reed, Army Secretary Francis Harvey whines that it was a “leadership failure” and that he had no idea, if he had only known, and so on. I guess he has in mind the other leadership in some parallel universe. Harvey, a metallurgist, was a senior executive at Westinghouse during the years of its slow collapse and death, and at the time of his appointment viewed as another political hack with a career in selling stuff to the military. His official biography reports that “Secretary Harvey’s number one priority is the well being of Soldiers and their families.” Right.
I infer pending other evidence that no building contractor in the DC area who might have fixed up this hellhole had greased Republican palms enough to deserve admission to the trough. Anyway, these soldiers are very badly wounded and will neither be of any further military use, for example in the war in Iran, nor likely to make a fortune of interest to the administration’s gang, so why would a tough Republican hard-headed businessman, like Harvey, waste a minute or a dollar on them? Not to mention that being nice to the wounded, or even half-way decent, will obviously just encourage others to get in the way of ordnance rather than being careful.
Honestly, how do these people live with themselves?