Outsourcing at Walter Reed

Reports of substandard conditions at the Walter
Reed Army Medical Center have outraged the country. But that anger
should not be directed only at the callous Army officials running the
facility.

The full story behind the scandal involves a misguided program to
“reinvent government” through outsourcing, a company that botched the
delivery of ice to victims of Hurricane Katrina and a giant hedge fund
led by a former member of President Bush’s cabinet. The private sector
has indirectly had a hand in converting the once legendary Walter Reed
into a symbol of the shameful treatment of people who have been maimed
in the service of their country.

It looks as if we have more than just the Bush Administration to blame for this screw up.

Read the rest of the story here.

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