New Rule of Thumb
Just assume everything that comes out of this Administration is wrong. Either through incompetence or outright lies, I can't think of anything relevant this bumbling bunch has said over the last six years that bore a strong resemblance to the truth.
SAN JOSE, Calif. - Just seven days after Pat Tillman's death, a top general warned there were strong indications that the NFL star-turned-soldier did not die in an ambush in Afghanistan, according to a memo obtained by The Associated Press. But it was not until a month afterward that the Pentagon told the public and grieving family members the truth — that Tillman was mistakenly killed in Afghanistan by his comrades.
The memo reinforces suspicions that the Pentagon was more concerned with sparing officials from embarrassment than with leveling with Tillman's family.
In a memo sent to a four-star general a week after Tillman's April 22, 2004, death, then-Maj. Gen. Stanley McChrystal warned that it was "highly possible" the Army Ranger was killed by friendly fire. McChrystal made it clear his warning should be conveyed to President Bush.
- Pat Tillman, Jessica Lynch, the entire premise for the war.
- Katrina preparedness
- Everything Karl Rove has ever said
- U.S. Attorney scandals
- Valerie Plame
- Cheney's energy policy
- Cheney shooting someone in the face
- Bush's reaction to 9/11
- What transpired during 9/11 after the planes hit
- Memos and warnings prior to 9/11
- John Kerry's past
- George Bush's past
Honestly, that was just the first few things I thought of, unedited. I know with just a smidge more thought I could double that list. All I can really hope is that the next president -- whoever he or she may be -- is competent and tells something even remotely correlated with the truth.
Shouldn't be TOO much to ask, should it?