and fuck you, tooShameful bullshit tonight from the petulant and willfully obtuse Francis Harvey, just forced out as secretary of the army by Secretary of Defense Robert Gates:
Later, in an interview, an emotional Harvey appeared both apologetic and defensive. "It's unexcusable to have soldiers in that type of building," he said, explaining why he resigned.The other fucking side of the story, motherfucker? Like what? Like maybe the mold on the walls had beneficial effects for the wounded soldiers who were graced with slum housing by your organization? Or that the whole experience of being parked in limbo in filth and squalor while recovering from massive battlefield trauma was good for their fucking character?
But he also said that the Post stories lacked balance. "Where's the other side of the story?" he asked, his voice rising. "Two articles in your paper have ruined the career of General Weightman, who is a very decent man, and then a captain . . . and the secretary of the Army. If that satisfies the populace, maybe this will stop further dismissals."
Unforgivable. What an incredible piece of shit.
Gates, on the other hand, appears to be demonstrating some real character and sense. Announcing that Harvey was out, Gates said this remarkable thing: "Some have shown too much defensiveness and have not shown enough focus on digging into and addressing the problems."
Helpful that Harvey proved his point.