The Pat Tillman Case
No need to link here being that the story is all over the internet. I am freaked to no end about the Pat Tillman case. It confirms one's worst x-files type paranoia about the government.
The story has clearly not run out of juice. The general who is being blamed is "away" on business and not available to be subpoenaed, there are discrepancies about if snipers were present and fire shots and also Tillman's comrade reports that he does not recall giving testimony to the chaplain whose transcripts have made the rounds.
The facts are Tillman was killed by friendly fire. This was known at the time and was covered up and presented as enemy fire. Army doctors initially suspected fratricide because of three M-16 bullets to the fore head in very close proximity. Nothing or no one else was hit, including equipment etc. It is extremely unlikely that in a case of randomn firing that a soldier would receive a cluster of bullets to the head and yet no equipment or anything else is hit.
We also have to recall that this was in 2004. Tillman was a premium propaganda tool for the Bush propaganda machine. Word was Tillman supported Kerry, liked Chomsky and openly expressed his belief in the ilegitimacy of the Iraq invasion.
Thankfully, Democrats have sway in congress and with time we can get to the bottom of this issue. I'm amazed at the instincts and perserverance of the family for pursuing this and i hope they find peace with a satisfactory conclusion.