Well I for one am disturbed by all the non interest in the Lt.Pantano case... Neither Rush or is that Hush...or Sean give em hell Hannity has addressed this issue... Let me set all you non-interested types straight...Lt.Pantano did exactly what he was trained to do...The military picks those types of leaders who have what is called "extreme" flight or "fight" stress related combat response... This is done during basic training...those who exhibit the "fight" response are promoted to lead.... In other words there is little difference between a hero and a person who may be accused later of over-response...May I point toward Sgt.York..WWI and Sgt.(later to be promoted to Lt)...Audie Murphy... Both of these men did exactly what Lt.Panatano is accused of doing....over kill.. Sgt.York took on a German squad who outnumbered him...over killing some in the process...and Audie Murphy took on a German Company..while standing on a disabled tank...over-killing many in the process...Both were awarded the "Medal of Honor"...they went above and behond to allow their fellow soldiers the time to fall back and reorganize. The only difference between Lt.Pantano and Sgt.York and Lt.Audie Murphy was the type of engadgement they were in...this is a new war but the response to action remains the same....Why did Lt.Pantano over kill...well I'm not quite sure that he did....It is quite common for the enemy to strap explosives to their bodies and approach our troops to blow them to hell...did anyone ever think that maybe Lt.Pantano was emptying more than one magazine to explode what he thought was a possible sucide bomber... This was also common in Vietnam...the NVA and Vietcong would strap explosives to women and children...send them running toward our troops...some saw the threat and unloaded on the threat...they survived..others stalled just for a moment...they were sent home to their loved ones in a body bag... So before you turn your back on Lt.Pantano and send him to the political wolves...think hard about what I just gave you..."food for thought!" Go to: www.defendthedefenders.org/ Also Michael Savage was the only conservative talk show 'biggie' to support Lt.Pantano.....Rush and Sean are both political whimps....in this vet's opinion!