Does the Army Secretary take the fall for the Bush Administration?

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Secretary of the Army Francis Harvey resigned Friday in the wake of recent reports of substandard conditions at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, a key facility treating troops wounded in Iraq.

Defense Secretary Robert Gates announced Harvey’s resignation at the Pentagon, just a day after Harvey removed the hospital’s commander, Maj. Gen. George Weightman, from his post.

Gates said Undersecretary of the Army Peter Geren will temporarily take Harvey’s place. Harvey will leave on March 9.

“I thanked Dr. Harvey for his distinguished service to the department and to the nation,” Gates said. “This flagship institution must have its new leadership in place as quickly as possible.” (more…)