The Committee on Oversight and Government Reform held a hearing entitled "Misleading Information from the Battlefield." The hearing focused on the death of Army Ranger Specialist Patrick Tillman in Afghanistan, and the capture and rescue of Army Private Jessica Lynch in Iraq. The Committee examined why inaccurate accounts of these two incidents were disseminated, the sources and motivations for the accounts, and whether the appropriate Administration officials have been held accountable. Chairman Henry Waxman, Army Private Jessica Lynch and Kevin Tillman gave opening remarks.
Dr. Zira, I must caution you. Experimental brain surgery on these creatures is one thing, and I'm all in favor of it. But to suggest that we can learn anything about the simian nature from a study of man is sheer nonsense. Man is a menace, a walking pestilence. He eats up his food supply in the forest, then migrates to our green belts and ravages our crops. The sooner he is exterminated, the better. It's a question of simian survival.