October 29, 2010

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To better understand this post, readers might want to familiarize themselves with the Article 32 hearing and the multiple stories Ilario Pantano has shared about what happened in Iraq on April 15, 2004. When trying to determine if Ilario Pantano is an honest, level-headed person who is fit to lead, ask yourself one question: 1) […]

A Different Interview, A Different Story

October 16, 2010

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Nearly every time the national media interviews Ilario Pantano, they ask him about his murder charges stemming from his actions in Iraq in 2004.  And although these opportunities present Pantano with a chance to retell the same story, his responses have continually changed over the years. In a 2004 interview with Stone Phillips, Pantano claimed […]

Marines Make Example out of Pantano

October 14, 2010

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Just because someone is found not guilty, it doesn’t mean they’re innocent. Such would seem to be the case of Ilario Pantano, whose killing of two unarmed Iraqis in the town of Mahmudiyah in the spring of 2004 earned him a spot in the Lejeune Leadership Institute’s Leadership, Ethics and Law of War Discussion Guide […]

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Where’d the money go?

October 13, 2010

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After her son Ilario was charged with the premeditated murder of two unarmed Iraqis, Merry Pantano founded Defend the Defenders, an organization that accepted tens of thousands of dollars in donations from people across the country to supposedly fund private defense attorney legal costs for Ilario and other armed services members charged with war crimes. […]

What’s Pantano’s beef with firetrucks?

October 5, 2010

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Coming from New York and ever-quick to share his 9/11 story, one would think Pantano would have a deep respect for firefighters and their need to have the proper equipment.  But when confronted with the thousands of taxpayer dollars Congressman McIntyre has returned to 7th District volunteer and rural fire departments in the form of […]

A Story Constructed for the Campaign

September 28, 2010

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From 1995 to 1998, Ilario Pantano worked for Goldman Sachs, the Wall Street firm that took billions in bailout money from the government at the start of the recession. When interviewed by The New Yorker in 2005 as to why he quit, Pantano said, “I thought Goldman would emulate the Marines’ sense of camaraderie.  But […]

Media exposes Pantano’s edited campaign ads

September 28, 2010

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On September 27th, Anderson Cooper called out Ilario Pantano for removing the parts of his interviews with Stone Phillips and Ann Curry that mention that Pantano was charged with premeditated murder and worked for Goldman Sachs on Wall Street.  To paint only the positive picture of himself, Pantano then used those edited clips in his […]