All those who agree with Bill O'Reilly that the Walter Reed scandal is "BORING", please take one step forward, say aye and hang your heads in abject shame.
According to the sage whose "cracked" staff did all the research, it's a simple story that's boring as hell, and doesn't merit another word of comment. [O'Reilly Radio Factor - 3/23/07]
The basis for Bilge-O's in-depth, 30-second analysis goes as follows:
* The military was overwhelmed by the unexpected high number of casualties.
* The swamping caused them hired an outside contractor.
* It took 18 months for the hand over to take place.
* The change over was fraught with problems.
* Problems solved.
* Everything is fine.
* There's no story there.
* End of story.
It took 18 month to work the bugs out of the change over? There must have been more bugs in the process than in the out-patient center across from Walter Reed Hospital. And here we thought that private enterprise always did a better job than the government. So much for that theory.
Bill-O's analysis is battier than all the bats that were found in an Army medical facility in White City, Oregon. The furry flying rodents weren't confined to the "belfry", but are soaring freely throughout the building.
Frankly, I'd rather deal with the real bats than Bilge-O's batty ideas. The problem with the bats is so severe that it's thought they may not be able to get rid of them without burning down the building. That same method might also apply to Bill-O.
It also would have been nice to have heard a few facts to back up Bill's thesis of boring story is over, such as, the name of the private contractor(s), and when was the last time its execs had lunch with Dick Cheney.
How much money is in their contract. How much has been spent on the medical facilities and the patients, and how much has gone into the execs pockets.
Why it took so long for the kinks in the hand over to take place, and why they couldn't complete the mechanics of the change over and clean up the mess in the facilities at the same time.
Questions. Questions. Question. With no answers from Mr. Everyone Knows There's No Story There.
Bill doesn't even get points for prefacing his ridiculous conclusions with: Of course, we all want to see our service men get the best medical care. Every word out of his mouth after that more than belied the statement, thus netting him a score of minus 1,500 points.
His bogus arguments also show that he doesn't give a bat's ass about our servicemen's medical care, because if he did he couldn't possibly say the story is "boring" and there's nothing there.
If those who "care" took O'Reilly at his word that there's no story there and stopped talking about it, it follows that nothing will be done to clean up those medical facilities and streamline the system, so the troops get the best care in the cleanest facilities in a timely fashion.