Kiley Ousted From Walter Reed

Bill Scher

Amry Surgeon General Kevin Kiley, the guy recently bumped up to head Walter Reed even though he was directly implicated in the scandal, was belatedly forced to resign today.

On one hand, good. On the other, doesn’t do much lasting good if the names change and the policies stay the same.

Little has been said about the conservative policies of underfunding and privatization that contributed to the shocking poor conditions at Walter Reed. That’s where our attention should turn.

UPDATE: Think Progress reports that Kiley’s replacement “seems to be cut from the same cloth”.

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