In yet another perverse instance in which the Pentagon intentionally lied to turn a tragic incident into a public-relations device, it turns out that four American troopers did not die repelling a sneak attack at the governor's office in the Shiite holy city of Karbala on January 20, as had been trumpeted.Click here for more.
They were found dead or dying as far as 25 miles away after being abducted.
Meanwhile, just ask Jessica Lynch what it's like to be used by the Pentagon PR machine. Lynch's abduction in the early hours of the Iraq war was grossly distorted on the orders of higher ups. Or taking a more benign point of view, errors in the news media were intentionally not corrected.
Or ask the family of former NFL star and Afghan war hero Pat Tillman. This is what his brother, Kevin, has to say about being used.