03 May 2007

Quality control at Walter Reed improving

The staff at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC, took its first steps toward making the hospital a less-atrocious place for injured veterans returning from Iraq by stopping a potential infestation:
WASHINGTON --Folk singer and anti-war activist Joan Baez says she doesn't know why she was not allowed to perform for recovering soldiers recently at Walter Reed Army Medical Center as she planned.
Hmmmm. Let's see. Why wouldn't Joan Baez--an anti-American, anti-military type if there ever was one, a woman who has protested against the US many times over the last few decades--be allowed to sing to the soldiers? Oh, I don't know, maybe they didn't want to embarrass her, or maybe they didn't want to subject the soldiers to more damage than they already have? Or maybe they just realize what a pawn she is for everybody that hates what our brave soldiers are doing over in Iraq and Afghanistan. Oh, and listen to this arrogant, self-serving hogwash:
"I realize now that I might have contributed to a better welcome home for those soldiers fresh from Vietnam. Maybe that's why I didn't hesitate to accept the invitation to sing for those returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. In the end, four days before the concert, I was not 'approved' by the Army to take part. Strange irony."
But what's even more puzzling about them NOT letting Joan "music for moonbats" Baez perform is the fact that they WILL let John Mellencamp in. If anybody ranks right up there with Baez, The Dixie Chicks and Barbra Streisand, it's this guy. Want to read more, go over to Blogger News Network.

UPDATE: Dan "Fake but Accurate" Blather has also been told not to waste his gas driving to Walter Reed. From See-Dubya over at HotAir:

But what about Dan Rather? Why disinvite him too?

I’ll tell you why. Because cake is even better with a little icing.

Seriously, though: I think the Walter Reed management’s decision was a sound one. Two days before an already controversial singer was to appear, they hear that “oh by the way, I’m bringing along someone who’s even more controversial and radical than I am, and also a questionable journalist to make a big national production out of it”. Sandbagged like that, I don’t blame them a bit for turning away Baez and Rather–especially since Walter Reed’s recent failings are already being used as a partisan punching bag.

'Nuff said!

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