Nothing friendly about this friendly fire

--ok, never can know if all the facts will ever come out, but I am willing to state, IF THEY DO, it will be that one of the Rangers will 'fess up that the 'friendly fire' was intentional, that his company took him out for being what they considered 'insufferable.'

No inside information here, just looking at the dynamics of it, seems less like an accident in the "fog of war" (wonderful how much vicious, mean crap can get explained away with that smokescreen concept) and more like a fragging of the press hero who gave up an NFL fortune in San Diego to go be a soldier in Afghanistan.

Fragging someone is not necessarily a violation of a warrior's code. But lying is. And someone will, sooner or later come clean.

Then again, since this is a guess, I could be wrong.

Right now, the congressmen and women want to take down Donny Redrumsfeld more than they want to know what actually happened -- the actual truth. They're more pissed off at knowing they were being lied to than interested in knowing why.

April 10,2007 | SAN FRANCISCO -- A U.S. House committee has scheduled hearings on the military's misleading statements that followed the friendly fire death of Pat Tillman in Afghanistan ...

The hearings come two weeks after the Pentagon released the findings of its own investigations into Tillman's death, and three years after he was killed...

The Tillman family and some lawmakers said the previous probes were inadequate and did not sufficiently address the role of then-Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld in hiding the true circumstances of the former NFL player's death from his relatives for five weeks.

The Army maintained publicly during that time that he had been killed by enemy fire, when in fact his fellow Rangers shot him after a chaotic ambush and dozens of officers knew it.

Tillman's death received worldwide attention because he had walked away from a huge contract with the National Football League's Arizona Cardinals to enlist in the Army after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.



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