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Saturday, May 29, 2004
Friendly Fire

It turns out that Pat Tillman was likely killed by friendly fire. Being wounded or killed by the weaponry of your own side is one of the hazards of wartime, and a certain number of these incidents are going to happen in any war. It takes nothing away from someone's bravery to point out that his death was a battlefield accident.

Now, can we get the right to admit the same thing about Max Cleland, whose injuries came from a live grenade that some other American soldier mistakenly dropped?

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