Saturday, July 28, 2007

The Remedy for Known And Famous Liars

If it looks like a fragging, and a doctor thinks it probably is a fragging, and then the fragging appears to have been covered up by very high level officials, it is unsurprising that people start asking "Why WAS Pat Tillman Fragged, anyway?
Documents shed light on Tillman’s death - Military Affairs - MSNBC.com: "SAN FRANCISCO - Army medical examiners were suspicious about the close proximity of the three bullet holes in Pat Tillman’s forehead and tried without success to get authorities to investigate whether the former NFL player’s death amounted to a crime, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press.

“The medical evidence did not match up with the scenario as described,” a doctor who examined Tillman’s body after he was killed on the battlefield in Afghanistan in 2004 told investigators.

The doctors — whose names were blacked out — said that the bullet holes were so close together that it appeared the Army Ranger was cut down by an M-16 fired from a mere 10 yards or so away."
A group of three in the head strongly suggests aimed fire to me. So the pressing issue is why he was shot and by whom. While I, unlike many fairly reasonable people, am loath to speculate, I find the cover-up itself all the evidence I need to know that whatever the truth is, it probably does not reflect well upon the unit, the Rangers, or Pat's chain of command. That would included our "Deciderator" and Commander in Chief.

This is just one more example of why this administration and it's chosen military leadership no longer deserve the benefit of the doubt. It appears they lie reflexively.

I for one see no need to "wait for all the evidence to come in" to damn them for obvious self-service at the expense of Tillman's family, and the news is full of such ham-fisted coverups, from Gonzolez lying (with an excruciating lack of either skill or panache) to Dick Cheney's absurd claims that he's either a member of the executive branch or not, depending on what statutes are most inconvenient to him that day.

The old saying that, "where there's smoke, there's fire" applies here. When there's so very much smoke, sane people do not wonder so much how the fire started, much less who's fault it is, as to how to put it out.

Me, I say we put them ALL out. Every. Single. One. Impeach the lot. Bush, Cheney, Gonzo, Snow, Chertoff, everyone who has been APPOINTED by Bush; everyone.

It really doesn't matter if they are corrupt, unable to question authority, incompetent, intimidated, blackmailed , brainwashed or just comically gullible. Anything that would explain the motivations for the absolute crapstorm of lies we have been subjected to is reason enough to laugh the bastards out of office. On a sharp, narrow rail.

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