A congressional inquiry revealed that a high-ranking U.S. Army general in Afghanistan attempted to obstruct an investigation into conditions at a $180 million American-funded hospital in Kabul where patients were treated and kept in “Auschwitz-like” conditions. Michael Hastings with Rolling Stone has followed the story closely.

Graphic photos taken by Army whistle-blowers featured in the “Democracy Now!” broadcast below show neglected, emaciated, starving patients with open wounds that were sometimes covered with maggots.

VIDEO: Cover-Up of a Horrific American Hospital in Afghanistan (Graphic) – Truthdig.

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