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May 26, 2005

Charges against Lieutenant Ilario Pantano dropped

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New York Magazine featured a story on Pantano recently and while they tried to make him seem like a nut (writing that when Pantano saw the towers fall in NY it was 'as if he were a sleeper cell remotely activated' as he rejoined the military), he came off looking like a good man who had been wrongfully accused by a weak member of his unit who held a grudge against him.

Michelle Malkin has been all over this story so be sure to check out her links.

Posted by Karol at May 26, 2005 10:50 AM | TrackBack
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Good read that New York article (and yeah, that sleeper cell simile should have been axed). Glad to hear the charges were dropped.

Posted by: Shawn at May 26, 2005 01:17 PM

I gotta say, I saw that article, and did not find that it was a negative portrayal of Pantano. A bit morally equiovocal, but I came away with a very good impression of the guy.

Posted by: Bill from INDC at May 26, 2005 07:50 PM

I agree with Bill. Pantano's life sounds like it would make a good movie. Usually, I cannot abide the folks at NY Magazine, which has just jumped the shark with the exit of John Simon.

Posted by: SRW at May 26, 2005 10:02 PM

It was a good article. It was the first time I really paid attention to that whole story. That sleeper cell line really stuck with me, though. Otherwise, I had no complaints.

Posted by: Karol at May 26, 2005 10:10 PM
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