For follow up that right wing circle jerk internet newsource, News Max, seems to imply that George knew the truth.. bottom line is there is smoke a lot of times there is fire.. but I know, Georgie did not know, he is not responsible, he did not pander to the crowd.. he is innocent, he is a good man, and all the lefties hate him.
Some of the officers involved said they wanted to wait until the investigations were complete before informing the Tillman family.
The latest document obtained by the AP suggests that officials at least as high as Abizaid knew the truth weeks before the family.
Tillman was killed after his Army Ranger comrades were ambushed in eastern Afghanistan. Rangers in a convoy trailing Tillman's group had just emerged from a canyon where they had been fired upon. They saw Tillman and mistaken fired on him.
The White House has been careful not to wade into the circumstances of Tillman's death. The day after Tillman died, a spokesman said Tillman "was an inspiration on and off the football field," but made no reference to the specifics of the episode.
In a speech given two days after McChrystal's memo, Bush made no mention of how Tillman died.
"The loss of Army Cpl. Pat Tillman last week in Afghanistan brought home the sorrow that comes with every loss, and reminds us of the character of the men and women who serve on our behalf," Bush said at the White House Correspondents' Dinner.