In advance of our chat this afternoon with Tom Matzzie of MoveOn.org (beginning at 1:00 pm ET/10:00 am PT), we've been watching a lot of the Waxman Government Oversight hearing on the Tillman and Lynch misinformation reports from the Pentagon. It has been quite a morning of hearing, and I wanted to give folks who are just tuning in a little bit of information on the hearing. From the AP:
"We believe this narrative was intended to deceive the family but more importantly the American public," Kevin Tillman told a House Government Reform and Oversight Committee hearing. "Pat's death was clearly the result of fratricide," he said.
"Revealing that Pat's death was a fratricide would have been yet another political disaster in a month of political disasters … so the truth needed to be suppressed," said Tillman, who was in a convoy behind his brother when the incident happened three years ago but didn't see it.
The hearing is continuing, and I thought everyone would like a fresh thread to continue the discussion about it.