By The Right Scoop


***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.”

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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)

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  • Orangeone

    Which taxpayers funded this, Afghan or American? Never mind, the video informs us it was American taxpayers. This is outragous. Where are the military tribunals to court martial this cover-up artist of O’Bambi’s? We need televised trials and we need them now!

    • http://twitter.com/mridaho mridaho

      I believe it was American.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OQI5D66OXO7X2FE4NVCZC7BAMA Joe

    CNN – Waking up are you ?

    Are you reporting on the rogue General or

    How corrupt the system is?

    I am confused

    • stage9

      rogue general….

      She said, “…this is a Colonel in the Army saying that a three star general used the President’s name to get out of having an immediate investigation of the situation at this hospital.” (emphasis mine)

      In other words, in classic CNN style, the general wasn’t in league with the Administration to cover this up, no, this was the general acting alone to protect the President from what he perceived as negative press in an election year.

      And if you believe that then you’ll also believe that islam is a religion of peace.

      • keyesforpres

        Exactly. You think if this had been Bush they would have said, “Used the president’s name”?

      • Rightstuff1

        Agreed. Total spin. Why would a General cover this up with elections pending? Whats his gain? Remember “follow the money”??? Well guess that’s what I’m doing.

  • http://twitter.com/SumErgoMonstro The Monster

    How is this general different from what the Freeh report said about Penn State officials?

    And the backlash against Bachmann et. al. requesting investigation into MB penetration of our government (including McCain and Boehner).

    In each case, they DID NOT WANT TO KNOW.

    • keyesforpres

      Or they knew/know and didn’t want us to know.

  • Orangeone

    Where would the American people be without The Right Scoop, The Daily Caller and Breitbart? You are keeping us informed of what is really happening in the world, at home and the risks we face if a change in Administration doesn’t happen in November. Thank you for all of your hard work!

  • Sober_Thinking

    If true, this is a no-brainer. Stop all funding to this hospital immediately and better yet, all of Afghanistan, which is a waste at this point anyway. Immediately relieve thos responsible from active duty and detain them, pending the outcome of an investigation – this includes suspending all pay and privileges. If found guilty, a dishonorable courtmartial and then hopefully, jail time.

    Politics is poison. Look at what it’s doing to our contry already. For someone in the military to let politics affect their judgment and orders is unforgivable. I hope that those who are guilty pay dearly for this.

  • Sober_Thinking

    Sorry if this double posts… Discuss is killing me right now. Probably my computer…

    If true, this is a no-brainer. Stop all funding to this hospital immediately and better yet, all of Afghanistan, which is a waste at this point anyway. Immediately relieve those who are responsible from active duty and detain them, pending the outcome of an investigation – this includes suspending all pay and privileges. If found guilty, a dishonorable courtmartial and then hopefully, jail time.

    Politics is poison. Look at what it’s doing to our country already. For someone in the military to let politics affect their judgment and orders is unforgivable. I hope that those who are guilty pay dearly for this.

  • NYGino

    I’ve always had the highest regards for the American military, always have, always will. But i’m also convinced that when some high ranking officers reach a certain level they cross over a bridge that takes them from their duties as Military men and puts them in the world of politics. A corrupt politician, after a while can identify these people and use them advantageously. When this happens the officer compromises himself and for all intents and purposes ceases to be Military and becomes a traitor to his codes.

    • Jim Botts

      Amen, I don’t trust any officer with a higher rank than Colonel. Once they become generals they are political animals. Since a lot of these positions require congressional approval you can bet your bottom dollar the ruling class only promotes officers to general that who will take orders from the ruling class.

      Now some of you will say, yeah, thats the way the system is supposed to work. Yes, in an ideal world, but the ruling class is corrupt and no longer is constrained by the constitution.

      • michael carpenter

        How does Allan West fit into this theory?

  • NYGino

    “…he calls me Bill”. I need a bucket, fast.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OQI5D66OXO7X2FE4NVCZC7BAMA Joe

      Will a “beret” do?

    • Rightstuff1

      That a man’s character can be sold for such a paltry sum is beyond words. That his sense of right and wrong is so easily compromised because a politicians waxes familiarity is shameful and insidious.

      Would he order his troops to open fire on US civilians, because he was called “Bill” when the order was given? You know I do believe he would.

      Clean house dammit!!!! This country is becoming such a cesspit.

  • keyesforpres

    Look bad politically? You mean look bad for Obama. Can you imagine if this happened under Bush?

    You know most of that 100 million went into folks bank accounts.

  • NYGino

    What baffles me is how can a man who spent his whole life in the business of protecting our country turn around and justify protecting someone who is out to destroy it.

    • keyesforpres

      Agreed. It is amazing how many people will sell out their country and sell their soul to the devil.

    • sDee

      Major Hassan was in the military and the furthest thing on his mind was protecting our country. There are bad seeds planted everywhere. They know when to sprout.

    • stage9

      lol. Dude there are so many liberals in the Pentagon and the military it isn’t even funny! It’s one of the reasons I got out.

      radicals have infiltrated every major area of state and federal government.

    • kong1967

      Do you think Obama could have directed him to delay the investigation? It’s an awful big risk to do this for Obama without being under orders.

      • NYGino

        There is NOTHING I would put past Obama, Nothing.

      • Patriot077

        Sounds like all he had to do was call him “Bill”. What would this officer do if he actually got invited to Oblahblah’s birthday party?

        • kong1967

          “What would this officer do if he actually got invited to Oblahblah’s birthday party?”

          He would leave the party early. Premature ejaculation.

  • dabbobean

    This hospital was most likely run on the Obamacare model…….bribes, kickbacks, thievery, incompetence and $hit all over the place…….sounds like something you could find on any given day in Chicago.

    • Alborn

      Forget Chicago that is exactly what happened when TN tried to set up TNCARE in place of regular medicaid. The fraud and abuse by some approved providers was unbelievable. Just imagine it on a national scale. Doctors will have to be taken over by the federal government before they will put up with it.

  • JohnOfPhiladelphia

    Forget Afghanistan. This is our future under Obamacare.

    • kong1967

      Ouch.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IJYM277N7VJNF772U6DUVQKHAE TIMERUNNER

    Democrat run oversite committy handling public funds? ahm sounds like dem committy needed oversite by Brinks.

  • Stehekin912

    Well, you can call me Bill or you can call me shill or you can call me….

    • Rightstuff1

      …or you can call me an unpatriotic, America-hating, liberal-pig aka a Democrat / 3 star US General!!

      God help us this stinks. I keep thinking of the people that were in this hospital. Soldiers that had been in battles, maybe even fighting along side our troops for what??!!! To be maimed in battle and then subjected to this “Auschwitz-like” hell and a 3 star General hushes it up. Why is my stomach churning??!!!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/KYTC7EGQASGOTQYPY2KPC4XCZY Don

    If “Bill” is that freaking petty, he should be court marshalled out of the service for letting combatants, under our watch, to die neeedlessly for any reason. This just shows corruption will spread to everything this administration touches if left unchecked. What makes this more nauseating is the cowardly RINOs will stick their tails between their legs and try to pretend it didn’t happen. I would love to see Allen West address this madness.

  • kong1967

    He “believes” the allegations are false? Uh, dude, the comments were made by you so you can’t get away with seeming to not have direct knowlege. Either you said it or you didn’t, nimrod.

    Obama may or may not have known about this. I’m inclined to believe he did because Obama is well known for Chicago thuggery “do it or esle” tactics.

    In any case, how will Obama react? If he does nothing to Caldwell that will raise another red flag with me. Just like he did nothing with “Fast and Furious”…because he was neck deep in it.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/44F4AB4VSCTOCHBMBG4ZWWD5OU Laurel

    It seems even our military is not immune from moral relativism and the continual cover ups it takes to maintain the bad decisions that go along with it.

  • JohnOfPhiladelphia

    I can almost guarantee that that General is a homosexual. Sick stuff.

    • Rightstuff1

      I wont go there and we don’t need to go there. I don’t believe that there is any evidence of that but the evidence we do have is damning !!!! I’m sickened to my stomach.

      • JohnOfPhiladelphia

        Lol. Nah. I would go there thank you very much. With the advent of DADT, we can expect more ‘Generals’ like this, who look to cover up for enemies of the state in the WH (ie Obama).

  • HopeHeFails

    You can’t un-see the horror Obama has done to this nation, but you can vote him out of office.

  • http://tinyurl.com/wwsotu Whitewolf2009

    When NObama talked of shovel ready jobs, he obviously meant so they could use these shovels to bury the skeletons and cover up the information and truth that does not reflect well on Dear Leader. This hospital needs to close or be taken over and run properly and we need a proper investigation now as well to find out who knew what and when.

  • drewby613

    The general will say, “I wasn’t talking about Obama. I was talking about the taxi driver, Mohammed “Bill” Faswahn who brought over from the hotel this morning. Didn’t you know his nickname is Bill?” Then Col Mark Fassel finds a horse’s head in his bed and forgets about the whole thing, and the Faswahn dude disappears off the face of the earth. Since Fassel couldn’t testify that the general said, “The president called me Bill,” just, “He calls me Bill,” I’m afraid the wiggle room is there.

  • Army_Pilot1967

    Oh, man, I’m tempted to change my handle to something else but, then again, there are questionable people everywhere in all professions. However I am embarrassed that a LTG in the United States Army would delay an investigation, especially at a hospital where patients were dying needlessly, for any reason much less due to some political consideration. I guess he was hoping for a shot at becoming a General one day. Hope he doesn’t have a chance for that now!!!!

    • p m

      Don’t you feel embarassed Army_Pilot – this does not reflect on your service or any of your comrades in arms, whenever or wherever they may have served. You are the last person who should feel anything but pride in your contribution. Can a Canuck thank you? Thank you anyway. Like your posts, too.

      • Army_Pilot1967

        Thanks, pm, that was very kind and is much appreciated. I tired to do my best and to serve with honor and dignity. I can look at myself in the mirror and not flinch or feel bad about my service to our great nation. Thanks coming from a Canuck is sincerely appreciated. I hope you have a great day!

        • p m

          Our Dad was a pilot in the RAF in 1940. 20 years old. You’ll know what that means, eh? Military pilots are my heroes! You too have a great day, and thanks for replying.

          • Army_Pilot1967

            Wow, your dad was a GENUINE hero during a very terrible time…he was the REAL DEAL. My hat is off to him and others who served during WWII. I’ve met a few WWII pilots during my lifetime and they are/were special people in my book. All who served honorably during the war are/were special individuals.

        • nibblesyble

          pm’s fellow canuck echo’s the sentiment!

          • Army_Pilot1967

            Thanks, nibblesyble, I appreciate that too. I hope you have a great day as well.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OQI5D66OXO7X2FE4NVCZC7BAMA Joe

        Right On!

    • MiketheMarine

      This doesn’t smear you at all but that is exactly why he must be court martialled.

  • http://navalwarfare.blogspot.com/ Libertyship46

    Bunch of animals. To do that to your own troops for cash is beyond barbaric, it’s criminal. We should not be in the business of subsidizing crimes like this. The hospital should be taken over by the US military immediately, it needs to be cleaned up and re-stocked with equipment and medicines, and the people who were responsible for these crimes should be shot. Yes, shot, preferably on the hospital grounds in full view of the patients they tortured. This would send a clear message to the Afghan people that the United States is NOT in the business of funding killers. Because, if we don’t do something like that, what do you think the Afghan people will think of us if we do NOT act against these people? They will think we either condone it or, worse, could care less about it. Either way, we lose in the eyes of the Afghan people, and that doesn’t do much for winning “hearts and minds.”

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OQI5D66OXO7X2FE4NVCZC7BAMA Joe

    “He calls me Bill” ?

    This shows how disturbed these people are –

    He thinks this is “cool”?

    If I were Bill – I would be insulted

    Bill was his name when he was a baby!

    Zero should be calling him GENERAL – and NOT – Bill

    This is what he sold his soul out for?

    The devil has a new recruit –

    “Bill” should be disciplined ASAP

    • Rightstuff1

      Agree with each point. A national shame. Is there anything more nauseating than a political hack general????!!!!

      • buzzkill59

        A political hack president??????

        • Rightstuff1

          he is a political hack president and its nauseating for sure but a General a soldier to be playing politics is repulsive….

  • toongoon

    “Hi Bill? Bill Caldwell? Sergeant Bill Caldwell? Oh right, General… Anyway this is Bari Obama Bill, You know PRESIDENT OBAMA. That’s right I’m calling you myself Bill. Listen, you know we got an election coming up pretty soon here back in the states Bill. Yeah, that’s right Bill, and right now things are looking a little tough, ya know Bill? Yeah that’s right Bill. Hey look Bill, I’m gonna a favor Bill…somebody’s complaining about some hospital that’s over in there in Iraq….what’s that? It’s in Afghanistan? Oh right Bill, whatev…anyway, I need you to slow down an investigation on it until after the election, can you do that Bill? That’s great Bill I knew I count on you. Hey, We’ll have to have a beer if..I mean when you get back ok Bill? Great. Stay cool Bill.”

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OQI5D66OXO7X2FE4NVCZC7BAMA Joe

      BILLY BEER !!

      OH WAIT!

      THAT FAILED TOO!

      • toongoon

        Yep! Just like the Carter administration. The obama administration will follow suit. :-D

    • http://boogieforward.us/ K-Bob

      Heh. He should have said, “He robo-calls me ‘Bill’.”

  • MiketheMarine

    Now, prosecute that man. They prosecuted all of the enlisted Marines accused of murder in Fallujah thanks to that pickled, ass hole Kennedy and they were all found innocent but their careers were destroyed. This General must be held to a higher standard. I want a court martial and prison for this criminal. Maybe he should be tried at the Hague for war crimes.

    • nibblesyble

      right on!

    • http://boogieforward.us/ K-Bob

      That’s a remarkably restrained comment Mike. I know how much it really boils to see stuff like this done to our soldiers.

      The best speech of Allen West’s career, IMHO, was his speech about the guys in Fort Leavenworth. And yet the press holds sleazebags like John Murtha in high esteem. (I’d like to visit that SOB’s grave so I can spit on it.)

    • http://black-avenger-1.livejournal.com/profile VirusX

      NO HAGUE. Never let foreigner scum have anything to do with judicial matters involving an American, for ANY reason, I don’t care if he set off a dirty bomb in Piccadilly Circus, London. Have the guy relieved, and all relevant staff with him; confine them to quarters; have CID or DCIS go through every communication they’ve ever made/received; interview everyone they’ve so much as said “get TF out of my way” to. If there’s enough evidence, fly everybody back home that’s dirty in shackles with armed MPs, to face a general courts martial. If found guilty, make their next duty station Ft. Leavenworth, KS and make sure their dishonorable discharges are so bad, not even Obama could qualify them for food stamps.

  • p m

    Horrifying. Has the personnel and financial treasure spent in this hell-hole been worth it? Probably not, what with the epidemic of Afghan-on-Allies murders, and the recent defection of an entire ‘police checkpoint’ contingent to the Taliban in Farah province. Farah neighbours Iran. The police commander poisoned 7 of his men when they wouldn’t join him and 13 others in defecting. They’re really pleased with the heavy arms, radios and especially the humvees they stole. The Taliban really prizes those humvees. Words fail.

  • Jeff_the_Macedonian

    …When you’re wounded and left on Afghanistan’s plains,
    And the women come out to cut up what remains,
    Jest roll to your rifle and blow out your brains
    An’ go to your Gawd like a soldier.
    –Rudyard Kipling

  • http://black-avenger-1.livejournal.com/profile VirusX

    Personally, I don’t give a calcified damn about Afghans, especially their military. If they die, they die. In Panama, they prepared us for the possibility of being issued a coded order, or having one called into us that was explicitly an order to kill our PDF (Panama Defense Force) partner, if we had one. The Soldiers and Marines in Afghanistan should’ve been given the same WARNORD (Warning Order), especially in light of the fact that they are, for the most part, bloodthirsty, falafel eating murderers, looking for their opening to kill Americans, military or civilian.

    The only reason I’d attack this LTG (Lieutenant General) is because of his actions endangering US servicemen, and is flat-out conduct unbecoming an officer and a gentleman. He should be immediately relieved of his command and placed in restricted to quarters while either USACID (United States Army Criminal Investigations Command) or DCIS (Defense Criminal Investigative Service) thoroughly examine his story, and those of all other subordinates that could have been involved. Anyone, and everyone, found to have involvement would be shipped back to CONUS for their courts martial, and face a lengthy stay at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. Again, I don’t care about muslim barbarians. I care about an officer that is covering up actions that speak to corruption and political cronyism. The MPs should be knocking on his door, right now.

  • WordsFailMe

    Lemme ass-shoe this: When he call you “Bill,” do his lip quiver?

  • hongryhawg

    And CNN is reporting this? Wow. Looks like trouble in paradise. But aside from that, we’ve just seen how obama will use the military against U.S. citizens when he thinks the time is right. He’ll see to it that is ilk; gays, muslims, and liberals fill the upper echelons of command and there you have it. I believe anyone who takes the Oath of their office and breaks that oath should be arrested, tried, and imprisoned, without exception. For to long their Oaths have been just ceremony. It used to mean something. And if the person can’t be counted on to act as if it means something, he should be shown just how much it does.

  • aZjimbo

    Sickening. Follow the money trail.

  • TaimeAgair

    Makes you wonder what else they’re hiding for Obama. It’s shocking what’s happened to the military in the last decade. The top tier, that is. Where’s the integrity? Paging Allen West!

  • NCHokie02

    Not saying what Gen Caldwell did was right if he did delay the investigation, especially if it was because of a personal relationship with the POTUS, but remember that these were Afghans doing this to other Afghans. If the investigation went on and found that the Afghans were doing such a shoddy job at treating their wounded, with our money and supplies, what were we going to do? Shut the hospital down? I suppose an aid group of doctors could come in and help the Afghan doctors or perhaps some military doctors, but our doctors are also needed to treat our wounded. And they do treat the Afghan wounded as well. I honestly don’t see where any wrong on our part was done besides the actual delaying of the investigation into an Afghan hospital treating Afghan wounded. As the Col said all of their resources for their military comes from us. Its a completely different culture over there and human life is not valued in high regard. It just isn’t. Money and tribal allegiance are what rule that country.

  • NOSHEOL TARSUS

    Another American rat. U.S. will be facing off with the most high soon, disgusting nation of evil doers. I think her days are numbered. She will receive a double portion of what she has dished out to everyone, nation of devils.