House panel to probe reports on Tillman, Jessica Lynch
POSTED: 6:08 p.m. EDT, April 10, 2007
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- A House committee announced Tuesday it will examine how the Pentagon ended up spreading false stories about the capture of Army Pfc. Jessica Lynch and the death of NFL star-turned-soldier Pat Tillman.
The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee is scheduled to take up those cases in an April 24 hearing, the panel announced Tuesday. The hearing will feature testimony from Lynch and relatives of Tillman, who was killed by friendly fire in Afghanistan in 2004.
The House committee "will examine why inaccurate accounts of these two incidents were disseminated, the sources and motivations for the accounts, and whether the appropriate administration officials have been held accountable," its leaders said in a written statement Tuesday.
Nicole Belle of Crooks and Liars says:
theteachAll I can say is "good." I hope that all the misleading information is brought out–and more importantly, repeated frequently–so that it shames the military/Pentagon from trying these sick propaganda ploys with the lives and well being of our solidiers. It has to be a stab in the heart to their families as they're struggling to come to terms with shifting story lines.