Flayed by lawmakers' criticism, Army leaders said Monday they accept responsibility for substandard conditions at the service's flagship Walter Reed Army Medical Center but also said they hadn't known about most of the problems.emphasis mine.
Um, sorry. That's bullshit. Let's do a little exercise. I manage a library. I walk the building every single day to make sure things are functioning as they should. Granted, my library is tiny and only one building in comparison. But the conditions in Building 18 were deplorable. Did the Commander not set one foot into the building since August when he took command? The conditions in there were pretty hard to miss.