Walter Reed Smoking Gun Quote
Here is the Bush Administration when the scandal broke recently:
At the White House, spokesman Tony Snow said he spoke with the president yesterday about Walter Reed and the president told him: "Find out what the problem is and fix it."And here is President Bush December 20, 2004, when defending his then-Secretary of Defense Rumsfeld:
He said Bush "first learned of the troubling allegations regarding Walter Reed from the stories this weekend in The Washington Post. He is deeply concerned and wants any problems identified and fixed." (The stories were published Monday and yesterday in the Monitor.)
"I know Secretary Rumsfeld's heart; I know how much he cares for the troops," Bush said, adding that Rumsfeld and his wife, Joyce, often visit military patients at the Walter Reed Medical Center in Washington and the Naval Medical Center in nearby Bethesda, Md.You got that? Rumsfeld was with the patients, and obviously just didn't notice the crap falling from the ceiling, soiled carpets or multi-legged creatures living among our wounded soldiers.
So either Bush is lying and Rumsfeld wasn't visiting, or he and/or Rumsfeld are heartless whores who didn't care to do anything about this (are they mutually exclusive)?