appearing in public. And so he will not be questioned
by the committee in an
The phrase ³will not be questioned further « in an open hearing´ begs the question; did theCommittee hold a closed hearing prior to their public August 1
hearing with Gen. McChrystal?(The Senate Armed Services Committee held just such a secret, closed hearing on May 15
2008for their confirmation hearing for McChrystal).Was the Committee protecting McChrystal from public scrutiny? Was the Committee¶s hearingsand ³investigation´ just working hand-in-hand with the Army¶s cover-up?
. . .
Lexus-Nexis search found this piece. Perhaps the Army ³clearing´McChrystal of all wrong-doing set the stage for Congress to allow him to ³decline´ attending thehearing just a few days later?
FromSanctions set in handling o
Tillman deathPunishment said to exceed suggestions
or retired general
Julian E. Barnes, Los Angeles Times Friday,
uly 27, 2007
(07-27) 04:00 PDT Washington -- The Army secretary is expected to take the rare step of recommending a retired three-star general be demoted for misleading investigators probing themilitary's handling of the 2004 death of Army Ranger Pat Tillman «The Army will spare Lt. Gen. Stanley McChrystal, who currently oversees Special Operationsforces in Iraq and Afghanistan. Officials briefed on the
report said that McChrystal wasspared because he tried to alert his chain o
command that Tillman may have been killedby
ire.. . .Excerpted
³Tillman Memo Contradicted Citation´
SCOTT LINDLAW and MARTHA MENDOZA, Associated Press Writers
, 2007 Saturday 4:47 AM GMTJust a day after approving a medal claiming former NFL player Pat Tillman had been cut down by "devastating enemy fire" in Afghanistan, a high-ranking general tried to warn President Bushthat the story might not be true, according to testimony obtained by The Associated Press.
Despite this apparent contradiction, Lt. Gen. Stanley McChrystal was spared punishment
in the latest review of Tillman's shooting. On Tuesday,
the Army overruled a Pentagonrecommendation that he be held accountable
or his "misleading" actions.
. . ."Why did you recommend the Silver Star one day and then the next day send a secret back-channel message [
Krakauer used this phrase in his book] warning the country's leaders