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  •  I understand you, of course, (none)
    but if a superior was in any way at fault, shouldn't that come out so that it won't happen in the future.  What the heck do i know about war?  Nothing really but why should officers be promoted if they are at fault.  Of if some of the fellow soldiers  are careless or nervous with the trigger -- maybe they shouldn't be in battle. -- No really thinking person thinks of him as less than a hero - no matter the friendly fire.  

    The beneficiaries are likely to be...large corporations and development firms. (O'Connor, J. dissenting in Kelo). God bless you, J. O'Connor.

    by xanthe on Sun Sep 25, 2005 at 08:42:22 PM PDT

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    •  My take (none)
      war always includes random bad luck and insufficient communication.

      His c/o should NOT be held liable, or held back. People die in war, all the time. Should his C/o have known it was possible? Yes. But he won't forget the incident anytime soon, probably for the rest of his life, seems reasoable not to harp on something unintentional.

      sh** happens. That's why the c/o is supposed to write the letter.

      That's why Rumsfelds sign-o-matic was so deeply deeply offensive.

      it's the lying afterwards that gets me.

       

      Creationists make it sound as though a 'theory' is something you dreamt up after being drunk all night - Carl Sagan (1934 - 1996)

      by mdhatter on Sun Sep 25, 2005 at 09:20:01 PM PDT

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      •  Not even the lying (none)
        If it were only that one might understand but the deliberate misuse of his death for ulterior politcal and militaristic purposes was just unconscienceable. As one writer put it, Tillman became far more valuable dead than alive, and these bastards siezed on their opportunity with relish. May they all end up in Hell.

        "Go fuck yourself, Mr. Cheney!! Go fuck yourself, asshole!!--Dr. Ben Marble greets Dick

        by Scarce on Sun Sep 25, 2005 at 09:30:08 PM PDT

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      •  I'm not saying . . . (none)
        that he was murdered.

        However, if any death in war can be chalked up to "shit happens," you've opened up the door for pretty easy disposal of problemmatic people.

        The trouble with many conspiracy theories is the difficulty and complexity of pulling them off.  If more than a couple people need to keep a secret and if any of them have more to gain by talking than by keeping quiet, your conspiracy is going to fall apart.

        But if just one or two people need to keep a secret, and they've got motivation for doing so . . .

        I just wonder if the whole thing has been investigated thoroughly enough by truly independent investigators, that's all.

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