MORE ON COL. WESTHUSING'S DEATH
I'm linking to a June post about Col. Ted Westhusing because of the comments that have been entered recently. I can't verify the accuracy of the information they contain, but because I've received such a tremendous amount of traffic (for me) on this issue I feel that more readers should have access to the post.
It certainly seems to me that by now the military investigation should have shed some light on the circumstances of this American hero's death. I'm not a conspiratist by nature, but recent years have made skeptics out of many of us when it comes to believing the "official" version of anything. Isn't there a veterans organization or former military officers association or something that should be demanding some answers? Printed accounts seem to indicate his death was the result of suicide or murder. Even if the investigation hasn't resulted in pinpointing a perpetrator, shouldn't the medical examiner have determined the cause of death to be one or the other? And why has the media totally ignored this story? It may be insensitive to say so, but it clearly has all the elements of an arresting drama: war hero, highest-ranking officer to die in Iraq, dies in mysterious circumstances, killed by a single gunshot to the head.
Silly me. Who's got time to investigate, when Greta and the rest are too busy looking for Tracey Holloway in vacation paradise Aruba?
My other posts on Col. Westhusing and comments are here and here. The passion and devotion this man elicited makes it all the more urgent that the military come clean. This was a man who made a difference. And people care. They care very, very much.