It was one thing when it appeared the Bush Administration was trying to cover up a “friendly fire” death by claiming Pat Tillman was killed by enemy fire. I remember similar episodes from the Vietnam War. I dimly remember a made for television movie about a “friendly fire” coverup, in fact.
But today Martha Mendoza of the Associated Press reports that there is evidence Tillman was killed [deliberately] by another Ranger. Forensic evidence suggests he was shot in the head — three times — by an M16 from only about ten yards away.
I don’t want to jump to conclusions, but this definitely requires more investigation. There will be more congressional hearings next week.
Update: You’ll enjoy this.
He wasnâ€™t so much a patriot as he was apparently an antiwar lefist [sic] who enjoyed chomping on Noam Chomsky.
Not the first, wonâ€™t be the last leftist in the ranks. Fact is so is his brother, Kevin. Shame. We used to sniff them out in basic training and help them â€œoutâ€.
Update 2: See Jesse Lee at the Gavel.