***UPDATE: What wasn’t clear from the CNN video is that the elections the Lt. General was referring to was the 2010 congressional elections, according to the AP:
Col. Mark Fassl, who was inspector general for the training command, said he was shocked when Lt. Gen. William Caldwell cited the then-upcoming 2010 congressional elections and asked, “How could we … make this request with elections coming? He calls me Bill.”
At a recent congressional hearing, current and retired US military officers testified that because of coming elections, Lt. General William Caldwell delayed an investigation into a US taxpayer-funded Afghan military hospital where the conditions were so horrific that it was described by one Colonel as ‘Auschitz-like’. Apparently the hospital was run on the basis of patronage and those Afghan soldiers who didn’t have money died in their beds.
One of the officers testified that when they had requested in investigation into this hospital, Lt. General Caldwell delayed the investigations because
he didn’t want it to hurt Obama of the 2010 upcoming elections:
His first response to me was how could we make this [investigation] request with elections coming? And then he made the really shocking comment that “he call’s me Bill.”
When the officer was asked what Caldwell meant by “he call’s me Bill”, the officer said he understood it to mean that President Obama calls him Bill, which suggests Caldwell was making reference to a personal relationship. Wow.
Watch the video for much more detail but be prepared to look away as they show photos from the patients at this taxpayer-funded hospital:
(h/t: Free Beacon)