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Congress Will Investigate Misinformation on Tillman, Lynch

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Posted on Apr 10, 2007
Tillman and Lynch

The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform will investigate the Pentagon’s handling of the death of Pat Tillman and the rescue of Jessica Lynch to determine “why inaccurate accounts of these two incidents were disseminated, the sources and motivations for the accounts, and whether the appropriate administration officials have been held accountable.” 

The House Armed Services Committee also is considering an investigation.

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  • AP:

    A U.S. House committee announced Tuesday it would hold hearings on misleading military statements that followed the friendly fire death of Pat Tillman in Afghanistan and the rescue of Pfc. Jessica Lynch in Iraq.

    The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform said an April 24 hearing would be part of its investigation into whether there was a strategy to mislead the public.

    “The truth, the truth, this is only a search for the truth,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said at a news conference in San Francisco. “It’s about holding this administration accountable for the message that it sends out. ... It’s about reality.”

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    By dale Headley, April 11, 2007 at 12:24 pm Link to this comment
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    “Investigation”.  “Oversight”.  “Accountability”.  Every Republican congress person should carry a pocket dictionary so he/she can look up those words, since they are now in operation.  In the last 6 years, they only knew the meanings of “loyalty”, “rationalization”, and “hegemony” (Republican).

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    By Rodney, April 11, 2007 at 11:16 am Link to this comment
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    How about investigating the intelligence [lies] that led to war in the first place.

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    By ShockandAwe, April 10, 2007 at 10:31 pm Link to this comment

    It’s about time.

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    By Trigger finger, April 10, 2007 at 7:02 pm Link to this comment
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    Mislead the public?  My goodness, where do you get such Ideas?

    Let’s all be noble servants, get behind his occupation and support our King!  He is after all, the worlds most brilliant moron him thinks.

    Mislead the public?  Ha-Ha Ha.  So ridiculous it’s almost funny.

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    By Quy Tran, April 10, 2007 at 6:37 pm Link to this comment
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    There’re much more misinformation regarding our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. We have to take care all of them then bring justice to those who involved in these cases.

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