[…] Army medical examiners were suspicious about the proximity of the three bullet holes in Pat Tillman’s forehead and tried without success to get authorities to investigate whether the former NFL player’s death involved a crime, according to documents obtained by the Associated Press.
“The medical evidence did not match up with the scenario as described,” a doctor who examined Tillman’s body after he was killed on the battlefield in Afghanistan in 2004 told investigators.
The doctors – whose names were blacked out – said the bullet holes were so close together that it appeared the Army Ranger was cut down by an M-16 fired from about 10 yards away. […]
Among other information contained in the documents:
– In his last words moments before he was killed, Tillman snapped at a panicky comrade under fire to shut up and stop “sniveling.”
– Army attorneys sent each other congratulatory e-mails for keeping criminal investigators at bay as the Army conducted an internal friendly-fire investigation that resulted in administrative, or non-criminal, punishments.
– The three-star general who kept the truth about Tillman’s death from his family and the public told investigators some 70 times that he had a bad memory and couldn’t recall details of his actions.
– No evidence at all of enemy fire was found at the scene – no one was hit by enemy fire, nor was any government equipment struck. […]
Did our government (or should I say, the Bush dictatorship) cover-up the murder of Pat Tillman? Three tightly grouped shots* to the forehead, indicating a fire distance of no more than 10 yards. Rather worthy of at least investigation, don’t you think?
* The M-16 is not fully automatic, but does have a three-round burst setting.