(NEWSER) – Hank Williams Jr. might have lost his Monday Night Football gig over, and even apologized for, comparing President Obama to Adolf Hitler, but apparently he’s still no fan of the current occupant of the White House. Seems the country music scion played Iowa on Friday night, and as Steve Pope writes for Metromix/Des Moines Register, the political hits kept coming: Williams opened with “Keep the Change,” his ditty that rips Obama, ESPN, and “Fox & Friends.” Then later in the show, as chants of “USA!” broke out, Williams played it up yet more, grinning and telling the crowd, “We’ve got a Muslim president who hates farming, hates the military, hates the US, and we hate him!”
An explosive Congressional investigation revealed horrific new details this week about a U.S. funded military hospital in Afghanistan that kept patients in “Auschwitz-like” conditions.
The investigation also revealed that Lt. General William B. Caldwell, then commander of the $11.2 billion dollar a year Afghan training program, tried to block the probe and ordered a cover-up.
There are currently two ongoing investigations looking into the Dawood Military Hospital abuses: one centered around the Military Whistleblower Protection Act, the other concerned with Caldwell’s politically-motivated decision to delay investigations into the hospital until after the 2010 elections.
What follows is a very disturbing look inside the Dawood National Military Hospital. It was compiled with sworn eye-witness testimony from the three U.S. Army colonels who blew the whistle on the scandal, as well as never-before published photos obtained by BuzzFeed.
The photos and corresponding descriptions were collected by U.S. military personnel in Afghanistan.
Were there a way for a few billion clams to wipe a week off the calendar, one imagines that Charles and David Koch, the multibillionaire principals of Koch Industries, would like to see the final week of March 2012 vaporized, at least in the public mind. For the Kochs, it was a week of bad news: a new documentary about their political activity and corporate negligence was making a splash — on the same day a story broke announcing an FBI investigation of two Wisconsin groups tied to Americans for Prosperity, the political ground organization they founded and fund. (Full disclosure: AlterNet is a supporter of the documentary, Koch Brothers Exposed, and I appear in the film.)