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The generals were nervous.

Lt. Gen. Robert Wilson moved his index finger across the page as he read his statement with a halting delivery. Maj. Gen. David Rubenstein, holding a discolored washcloth under the witness table to dry his perspiration, accidentally dropped the cloth and felt for it with his shoe.

The anxiety, even for men with two or three stars on each shoulder, was to be expected. They had come before a House Armed Services subcommittee to explain why, 16 months and at least eight fact-finding investigations after the Walter Reed scandal, the Army still hadn't fixed the health-care system for soldiers wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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By Dana Milbank  | July 23, 2008; 12:00 AM ET
 
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I want to know if Dana Milbank is planning on making an apology to Barack Obama since he printed some of Obama's remarks totally out of context. The way he wrote about it it completely changed the way the comments were probably perceived by the public and that is a total disservice to the so called quest for the truth in journalism. It will be interesting to see if Dana is willing to admit his error or whether he could rather be "too cute" with his commentary. Also if he does make an apology it should be prominent in this paper and not buried on the backpage somewhere.


Posted by: Sandy Clark | July 30, 2008 7:42 PM | Report abuse

Good to see Dana is staying on message with the GOP. McCain is also using Republican icons Brittany and Paris Hilton to aid in getting out the message that Obama is too popular and presidential looking.

How in the world can Obama expect to pull this off if he is popular, presidential, ahead in the polls, and has Brittany working against him?

Posted by: platypus60 | July 30, 2008 9:46 PM | Report abuse

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