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Tillman/Lynch Hearing Continues

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In advance of our chat this afternoon with Tom Matzzie of MoveOn.org (beginning at 1:00 pm ET/10:00 am PT), we've been watching a lot of the Waxman Government Oversight hearing on the Tillman and Lynch misinformation reports from the Pentagon.  It has been quite a morning of hearing, and I wanted to give folks who are just tuning in a little bit of information on the hearing.  From the AP:

"We believe this narrative was intended to deceive the family but more importantly the American public," Kevin Tillman told a House Government Reform and Oversight Committee hearing. "Pat's death was clearly the result of fratricide," he said.

"Revealing that Pat's death was a fratricide would have been yet another political disaster in a month of political disasters … so the truth needed to be suppressed," said Tillman, who was in a convoy behind his brother when the incident happened three years ago but didn't see it.

The hearing is continuing, and I thought everyone would like a fresh thread to continue the discussion about it.

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Christy Hardin Smith

Christy Hardin Smith

Christy is a "recovering" attorney, who earned her undergraduate degree at Smith College, in American Studies and Government, concentrating in American Foreign Policy. She then went on to graduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania in the field of political science and international relations/security studies, before attending law school at the College of Law at West Virginia University, where she was Associate Editor of the Law Review. Christy was a partner in her own firm for several years, where she practiced in a number of areas including criminal defense, child abuse and neglect representation, domestic law, civil litigation, and she was an attorney for a small municipality, before switching hats to become a state prosecutor. Christy has extensive trial experience, and has worked for years both in and out of the court system to improve the lives of at risk children.

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