Skip to comments.US general accused of Afghan hospital scandal cover-up (to Protect Obama)
Posted on 07/25/2012 10:31:05 AM PDT by Timber Rattler
US military officers accused one of the highest-ranking US commanders in Afghanistan of trying to cover up a scandal at a US-funded hospital in Kabul to limit bad news in an election year.
The problems date back to 2010, when US officers expressed concerns about the possible embezzlement of funds from the Afghan-run Dawood National Military Hospital and the lack of treatment provided to wounded Afghan soldiers.
Some Afghan soldiers died of malnutrition at the hospital, in conditions that one retired Army colonel described as "Auschwitz-like."
Several officers told US lawmakers on Tuesday that they were encouraged by Lieutenant General William Caldwell, then head of the NATO-led training mission in Afghanistan, not to report the problems to the Pentagon inspector general.
"The general did not want bad news to leave his command before the election - or AFTER the election," Colonel Gerald Carozza, Jr., a now-retired US Army judge advocate, said in written testimony to the House Committee on Oversight.
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Well, at least the hospital wasn’t making the Afghan patients wear underwear on their head or get naked and make a pyramid.
One of Clinton's perfume princes?
Well, these weren’t Taliban, but Afghan soldiers actually wounded in combat fighting alongside our guys
...and that it why the SRM will not cover the story, as opposed to the 24/7 coverage of the “horror” of hazing our enemy.
Obama is sending a clear message to muzzie
don’t side with US.
The guy who told us where Bin Laden was is sitting in a pakistani prison (instead of living large on his $30million reward he should have gotten)
Afghan soldiers who fight on our side are left to die
I hope Romney gets that poor guy out of prison if he has to go there himself
Who is going to help the USA when they see how Obambi is treating people who help us?
“...General William Caldwell, deployed an information operations team under his command that had been trained in psychological operations to influence visiting American politicians to Kabul.”
He cited Caldwell as saying "How could we do this or make this request with elections coming?" and then said the lieutenant general added, "He calls me Bill" -- saying he believed Caldwell was referring to Obama.
Sounds like a backroom conversation at Penn State. General, meet Joe Paterno...
Afghan-run? 'Possible embezzlement'? ROTFLMAO! In his post-presidency days, Karzai will have the biggest mega-yacht at the Dictators and Oligarch Yacht Club.
This guy is DONE.