The anxiety, even for men with two or three stars on each shoulder, was to be expected. They had come before a House Armed Services subcommittee to explain why, 16 months and at least eight fact-finding investigations after the Walter Reed scandal, the Army still hadn't fixed the health-care system for soldiers wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan.
"Certainly, this program has been imperfect and execution uneven," said Brig. Gen. Gary Cheek, an assistant surgeon general for "warrior care."
It was a tactical retreat in the face of an overwhelming enemy: the facts.
Our wounded vets deserve, and should be getting, the same level of care as Dick Cheney does.
That they are not is unconscionable, and the people in charge of this program should be fired immediately.