The big question, of course, is why it has taken so long for anyone to notice the Big Picture and do anything about it.
Prominent among the people who should be held accountable for their inaction is a Republican Congressman from Florida who clearly needs some lessons on how to throw his weight around:
In 2004, Rep. C.W. Bill Young (R-Fla.) and his wife stopped visiting the wounded at Walter Reed out of frustration. Young said he voiced concerns to commanders over troubling incidents he witnessed but was rebuffed or ignored. "When Bev or I would bring problems to the attention of authorities of Walter Reed, we were made to feel very uncomfortable," said Young, who began visiting the wounded recuperating at other facilities.Ahem. You're a Congressman. And, poor baby, they "made you feel very uncomfortable?"
Source: Hospital Officials Knew Of Neglect (Washington Post, 1 March 2007)
Repeat after me, Bill: "I am concerned about the welfare of my constituents in this hospital, General, and I don't give a f*** what you think about my attitude."
Representative Young has demonstrated that it is possible to be both a pussy and an asshole at the same time. In fact, let's throw in the perineal region as well.