Friday, July 27, 2007

More Revelations About Pat Tillman's Death

Via Taylor Marsh, we now have a surefire way to tell if the White House has committed a terrible crime, or is covering up some heinous act of malfeasance -- the invocation of executive privilege:

Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA) revealed on Friday afternoon that the White House and Pentagon were holding up a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee investigation into the friendly fire death of former professional football player and Army Corporal Patrick Tillman.

"[T]he Committee wrote to White House Counsel Fred Fielding seeking 'all documents received or generated by any official in the Executive Office of the President' relating to Corporal Tillman's death," noted a press release from the Committee.

But the White House has apparently again invoked its executive privilege to hold up the documents sought by Waxman and Ranking Minority member Tom Davis (R-VA).

Be sure to read Taylor's entire post. She has a very comprehensive set of links about what started out as a story about the military covering up a friendly fire shooting, and now is starting to look like a possible fragging.

1 comment:

Vigilante said...

It's not clear to me that Tillman was "executed", but questions abound:

1) Who killed Pat Tillman?
2) Why was Pat Tillman killed?
3) Who covered up the Truth?
4) What did the president know and when did he know it?
5) Why does he resort - yet again - to executive privilege?

If Bush has nothing to hide, why does he hide everything?