Kerry Patton, a contributor for The US Report, recently covered a scandal that deserves more attention. Patton wrote about a failed USAID project ($60 million taxpayer dollars) and a hospital in Afghanistan described by one retired officer as having “Auschwitz-like conditions.”
Because President Barack Obama is in the White House, media have given the matter little attention. That’s customary for Democrats—a “get-out-of-scandal” free card.
The House Oversight Committee has heard testimony and the whistleblower said he never saw the final report presented to Congress by the Dept. of Defense. The whistleblower had turned in a 25-page report that DoD did lift excerpts from.
Oversight chairman Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), after hearing Col. Schuyler K. Geller, MD (retired) share his firsthand account of allegations against Lt. General Caldwell regarding the Dawood Afghan Army Hospital, had this to say:
What I see here from the Department of Defense that is just so concerning is I’m starting to see a pattern where the Department of Defense in its production of documents for both the Inspector General and the U.S. Congress is different than the reality of what’s happening.
Read Patton’s story at The US Report: Most media ignore allegations about USAID and corruption at hospital in Afghanistan.
This latest scandal is one in a long line of scandals media have ignored, with most TV networks, major Internet companies and newspapers eager to help reelect a president they helped put in office in 2008.
(Commentary by Kay B. Day/Sept. 10, 2012)