Monday, March 5, 2007

Senators Posture Over Walter Reed.

After recent reporting of sub-standard conditions at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Democratic Senators were quick to start posturing and puffing out their chests in an effort to look kind to the military they usually so openly disdain.

Don't get me wrong; I'm not saying conditions aren't in need of improvement, or that our veterans aren't deserving of the best treatment absolutely possible. They are.

I do find it ironic that the Democratic Senators trash our military on a regular basis, second only to the MSM, and only show them faux compassion when it makes themselves look good. I predict this incident is just a stepping stone; soon, we'll hear cries of a "hand-to-mouth" military coming from the left again, cementing their cut and run policy, if only to "fix" our Armed Forces and "get them in top shape" before committing them anywhere else.

"I'm worried about if it's this bad at the outpatient facilities at Walter Reed, how is it in the rest of the country? Because Walter Reed is our crown jewel," said Democrat Senator Charles Schumer.

"To think that men and women are serving their country in the most honorable and courageous way possible and all we give them is a dilapidated, rat-infested, run-down building to recover is a disgrace," Schumer wrote. "My fear is that Walter Reed is just the tip of the iceberg, and merely highlights the pervasive and systemic mistreatment of our service members."

Really, Chuck. I would think that if you were so concerned about the quality of care our men and women in uniform received, your Democratic buddies wouldn't be threatening to slash military funding as you did under the Clinton administration.

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