Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Nothing but the truth
Now that the U.S. Army has punished several officers for the botched handling of the probe into the death of Pat Tillman, the professional football player who gave up a lucrative contract to enlist in the Armed Forces after the 9/11 attacks, it's time to ask the really hard questions. Congressional investigators are looking into the matter at the urging of members of Tillman's family, who were told that he was killed by enemy fire. Turns out Tillman was shot by friendly fire, by fellow soldiers, and the military already knew this when President Bush mentioned the tragedy in a 2004 speech. Of course, the Pentagon has concluded there was no coverup. But that seems highly unlikely. If the commander in chief knew about Tillman, a lot of other higher-ups in the administration knew about him too, yet continued to present a fictional story to the American people. What the heck is going on?