RUSH: Tucson, Arizona. I've been there. This is Brian. Welcome, sir, to the EIB Network.
CALLER: Hey, Rush. A-10 warthog dittos to you. Pleasure to speak to you.
RUSH: Thank you, sir.
CALLER: The focus of the so-called Walter Reed scandal is not that the military or the Bush administration are abusing our servicemen. The way the libs are caterwauling, they're pretending like it's Gitmo North up there. The focus needs to be and should be, if you listen to the comments of people that are complaining, is the bureaucrat hell that everything that is government run. I've been active duty for nine years and every time I come out of an appointment or dealing with anything with the medical service -- it's through no fault of the people in there -- it's a bureaucratic nightmare every time.
RUSH: Exactly right and this is an excellent point which is why I made it in a morning update a couple of days ago. If you want government-run health care, if you want to see what it's going to be like, take a look at the mess that supposedly exists at Walter Reed and some of these other hospitals. It's classic. It's not necessary, though, to look at Walter Reed. You can look at the Canadian system or the British system, and you can see the same thing. What the left, however, what the Democrats are going to do -- and it's funny, too, because they always point to the VA and related agencies as being great examples of how things should be run. Of course, talk to veterans who have to deal with the VA and you're going to get a different story. What they're going to do is they're going to look at this and they're going to point to it and they're going to say, “This is why we need the government in charge, not the Army”
Of course, doofuses around the country go, “Yeah, yeah, yeah! That stupid Army can't do anything. They can't win in Iraq, can't beat terror. Yeah, I hate the Army. Yeah, get the Army out of it. Put the government in!” There are people the left has done this to. They've weaned people to think the government's the answer to everything, and so they're going to use this. Hillary's already made reference to the squalid so-called conditions at Walter Reed as an example why we need the government to step in, when in fact this is the government!