Well, if you look closely, I said the first thing that came to "MY" mind was that specific incident that clouded Patton's stellar career. It was a political thing, then, and this move by the military is essentially the same thing. No the two wars have no correlations however the mentioning of Patton is relative in that he was a Military solider effected by political decisions rather than military ones. Essentially this is the same thing in that I doubt very much that this was a true military decision. I think you are trying to read far too much into this simple statement.
I personally think General Patton would have essentially the same reaction to this event as that which he thought about the soldier being treated. In short that Politicians should concern themselves with the Political side of things and stay out of the General's hair and trying to dictate the way they want to run the wars.