Sunday, February 25, 2007

Decay, Mismanagement and Redirection

Newsweek writes about how the government is struggling to care for an increasing number of injured soldiers.

Carl Levin spoke this morning of the deplorable conditions at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center. "we need a surge is not in Iraq. We need a surge of concern for our troops, for the veterans, for the injured, for the wounded, for the families of those who have lost loved ones. That’s the surge of concern and that’s the surge that we need," Levin said.
Think Progress has the video.

Meanwhile, SEYMOUR M. HERSH writes about "The Redirection - The Strategic Shift" toward Iran.
Some of the core tactics of the redirection are not public, however. The clandestine operations have been kept secret, in some cases, by leaving the execution or the funding to the Saudis, or by finding other ways to work around the normal congressional appropriations process, current and former officials close to the Administration said.
Crooks and Liars has the video of Sy Hersh with Blizter on CNN.
We are simply in a situation where this president is really taking his notion of executive privilege to the absolute limit here, running covert operations, using money that was not authorized by Congress, supporting groups indirectly that are involved with the same people that did 9/11, and we should be arresting these people rather than looking the other way…

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