And while the military admitted mistakes in the case of American football star Pat Tillman, killed by "friendly fire" in Afghanistan in 2004, it said the media had blown up the case of Jessica Lynch after her capture in Iraq in 2003.Those Damn Media Folks....
Pentagon spokesman Bryan Whitman said that the army had referred Tillman's case to commanders for possible disciplinary action against officers accused of hiding the true circumstances of his death from his family.
But Tillman's brother Kevin yesterday accused the army of lying about his brother's death for propaganda purposes.
"It was utter fiction," he testified to Congress, accusing the military of "deliberate and careful misrepresentations".
"A terrible tragedy that might have further undermined support for the war in Iraq was transformed into an inspirational message that served instead to support the nation's foreign policy wars in Iraq and Afghanistan," he said.
White House spokeswoman Dana Perino said today that President George W. Bush felt "deeply sorry for the family and all that they have gone through".
But in the Lynch affair, Mr Whitman accused the media of turning the then 19-year-old soldier into a heroine after she was captured by Iraqi forces during the US-led invasion of Iraq in 2003.
"What I recall specifically on that story was cautioning people with respect to what the facts were in that and that there were news media that were well in front of the facts that we knew," he said.
Nevertheless, Lynch was held up as a symbol of courage. She said yesterday the Pentagon inaccurately portrayed her as a "little girl Rambo", firing her weapon down to the last bullet before being captured.
"It was not true ... I'm still confused as to why they choose to lie and try to make me a legend," she told the Congress hearing.
[ cf US military admits errors in hero scandal ]
How could they ever start from the premise that if a member of the american armed forces was talking about the president's pet welfare state programme of restoring the wetlands of iraq to stop gay marriages, that this would in any way mean that the statements should be taken as truthier.
Clearly the Problem here is that the Gay Marriage Only Advocating Evil Liberal Media has to learn to be more respectful of our Valiant Fighting Forces Who Are Valiantly, And Gloriously Victoriously, Every Day, in some new way, Winning Ever More Iraqi Wetlands For JESUS!!!! Anything less and they are stabbing our troops in the back on the orders of their Peking Puppet Masters!!!!
Well, I am so glad we have cleared that up.
Now we can move on to more important topics like why we have never actually been more at war with the few remaining countries on this planet that we are not actually more at war with than ever before...
Don't folks have better things to do in a time of transferring the tax liabilities unto the unborn than to sit around listening to the Dangerously Deranged Shrill Hysterial Angry Radical Extremists in the Evil Liberal Media land Spewing their Gay Marriage Only Agenda!!!
Shouldn't they be out there helping more people bask in the Warmth that comes from The Divinity of Dubya and accepting him as their personal Lord And Savior.