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The Tillman Story, it won't go away..WH claims Exec Privilege
This nasty little story of who knew what, when and what they did about it won't go away.. the parents Pat Tillman, continue to pursue this and ask the hard questions.. but the WH does not want to answer.
SAN FRANCISCO -- Two influential lawmakers investigating how and when the Bush administration learned the circumstances of Pat Tillman's friendly-fire death and how those details were disclosed accused the White House and Pentagon on Friday of withholding key documents and renewed their demand for the material.
The White House and Defense Department have turned over nearly 10,000 pages of papers -- mostly press clippings -- but the White House cited "executive branch confidentiality interests" in refusing to provide other documents.
House Oversight Committee Chairman Henry Waxman, D-Calif., and Tom Davis, R-Va., the committee's top-ranking Republican, said Friday the documents were inadequate. They insisted that the Defense Department turn over the additional material by July 25 and asked that the White House do likewise....
At issue in the Tillman case is the staunch belief by his family, which has culled through thousands of pages of military documents, that the Army initially concealed the friendly fire and created a larger-than-life heroic tale to stir patriotism at a time when support for the Iraq war was waning. Documents obtained by the family reveal that top Army leaders -- including Lt. Gen. Kensinger, who represented the Army at a nationally televised May 3, 2004, memorial service in San Jose -- had been alerted as early as April 29, a week after Tillman's death.
Tillman's mother, Mary Tillman, told the Congressional hearing in April that she believed Rumsfeld must have known.
“We like to say that dependability is more important than ability,” Bill Belichickism....
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