The Secretary of Defense, Mr. Austin Lloyd, found himself back in the hospital recently due to what the Pentagon described as an “emergent bladder issue.” This comes just weeks after his nearly two-week stay in the intensive care unit following complications from his prostate cancer surgery. The good news is that, this time, we were all in the loop about his hospital visit, in sharp contrast to his previous secretive ICU stay in January. The man’s keeping more secrets than a piggy bank these days!
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Major General Patrick Ryder, a spokesperson for the Pentagon, shared that Austin’s security team rushed him to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center around 2:20 p.m. All the bigwigs, including the White House, Congress, Deputy Defense Secretary Kathleen Hicks, and the Pentagon’s top military officer, Gen. Charles Q. Brown Jr., were swiftly notified. Ryder made it clear that Austin is still on the job, though Deputy Secretary Hicks is primed to step in if need be. It’s a good thing Mr. Austin had all his communication systems in tow – can’t have the Pentagon running on dial-up, can we?
This health hiccup is just the latest in a string of troubles for the Defense Secretary. He had been diagnosed with prostate cancer in December and went under the knife on December 22. Then, on New Year’s Day, an ambulance scooped him up from his home in Northern Virginia and whisked him back to Walter Reed, where he grappled with intense pain and infections during his ICU stay. And this was all hush-hush until the 911 call audio spilled the beans! It’s like a game of secret squirrel over at the Pentagon.
And when Mr. Lloyd first visited the hospital, nobody had a clue who was running the show. It wasn’t until a few days later that the top dogs at the White House and even the president got wind of his hospitalization. This timing coincided with escalating attacks by Iran-backed Houthi rebels and mounting tensions in the Middle East. With all this cloak-and-dagger stuff going on, it’s no wonder people are questioning whether the Biden administration knows which way is up.