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Kind of unbelievable, but then what isn't these days?....
The Army on Tuesday censured a retired three-star general for a "perfect storm of mistakes, misjudgments and a failure of leadership" after the 2004 friendly-fire death in Afghanistan of Army Ranger Pat Tillman.
Army Secretary Pete Geren asked an Army review panel to decide whether Lt. Gen. Philip Kensinger should also have his rank reduced.
Geren told a Pentagon news conference that, while Kensinger was "guilty of deception" in misleading investigators, there was no intentional Pentagon cover-up of circumstances surrounding the former pro football player's death — at first categorized by the military as being from enemy fire.Link>
So this censured General guy was "guilty of deception" but by God he wasn't guilty of covering-up anything, so there. Evidently deception guilt is better guilt than that awful cover-up guilt.
The Reverend has recently been made aware of those that are out there in the blogospheric cloud of paranoid conspiracy theorydom who actually thought Tillman was murdered. Yeah, can you belief it?....
A review of the aftermath of Tillman's death by the Pentagon inspector general — one of more than half a dozen investigations so far — found "compelling evidence that Kensinger learned of suspected fratricide well before the memorial service and provided misleading testimony" on that issue. That misrepresentation, the report said, could constitute a "false official statement," a violation of the Military Code of Justice.
A fratricide when used as a noun, means...'a person who murders their brother or sister'.