Democrat and Independent Thinker..."The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself." -Nietzsche

Commenting on many things, including..."A government more dangerous to our liberty, than is the enemy it claims to protect us from." - Keith Olbermann

Monday, October 30, 2006

Lying about the dead

The issue of inaccurate casualty information resurfaced last summer when Army officials revealed that two California National Guardsmen - Lt. Andre Tyson and Spc. Patrick McCaffrey - were murdered in June 2004 by the Iraqi civil-defense soldiers they were training. The Army initially told the men's families they were killed in an enemy ambush.

My question is: Has the administration lied to the families of our dead soldiers when disclosing the truth about their deaths was embarassing or counter-productive to their pursuit of continuing this war which some of their mouthpieces have already admitted is simply about securing the Iraqi oil fields?

You know they have. Bush stood up before Congress and lied to Congress and the American people. The administration manipulated Colin Powell into lying to the United Nations. Do you think they would hesitate for a moment to lie to a couple of American families?

It makes me want to throw up.

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