Soldiers at Walter Reed Army Medical Center’s Medical Hold Unit say they have been told they will wake up at 6 a.m. every morning and have their rooms ready for inspection at 7 a.m., and that they must not speak to the media.
“Some soldiers believe this is a form of punishment for the trouble soldiers caused by talking to the media,” one Medical Hold Unit soldier said, speaking on the condition of anonymity.
The wounded soldiers were ordered not to go outside their chain of command with any complaints. All Building 18 NCOs - presumably complicit in spreading the word about the horrible conditions there - have been replaced, and all the patients at the building, which is easily accessible to reporters, will be transferred to a secure building where reporters will be dogged by PR minders at all times.
This is a full-court stonewall. Here are the members of the Senate Armed Services Committee and the House Armed Services Committee, including Pennsylvania delegation Representatives Joe Sestak and Patrick Murphy. See if your Senator or Representative are on these committees, and CALL THEM. Even if they're not, CALL your Senators and Representative ANYWAY. Raise some hell about this!
[snark] I note that Instapundit has said nothing about this story. Why doesn't the right care about the troops??? [/snark]