Wednesday, April 25, 2007

The Fifth Amendment or the Fifth Column?

posted by The Sailor @ 10:25 PM Permalink

By now you've probably heard about the hearings that have exposed the Pentagon and White House lies regarding the death of Pat Tillman and Jessica Lynch's travails.
But I think this component deserves special attention:
The Army recently completed two inquiries into [Tillman's] death.
The report from the inspector general’s office in the Defense Department singled out four generals and five other officers for potential discipline but said that they had done nothing criminal and that there was no broader cover-up.

The report was especially critical, however, of Lt. Gen. Philip R. Kensinger Jr., head of the Army Special Operations Command at the time of Corporal Tillman’s death.
The oversight committee requested that General Kensinger testify today, but he declined through a lawyer, citing his constitutional right to avoid self-incrimination.
The Army's report said there was nothing criminal ... and yet an American General is refusing to testify because he may incriminate himself.
Read that last line again.
General Kensinger refuses to answer to civilian authorities after being cleared by the Army of any criminal offenses because he might incriminate himself!?

Fine, after he's removed from his job for contempt of congress, compel him to attend and make him plead the fifth, over and over and over, in front of the TV cameras. And remind him that in this country the military is under civilian control.

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