Yes, I know.
The point I was trying to get at is, so what?
Everyone knows the government lies. Were you born yesterday?
And, no, of course, I don't think it's a good thing the government lies.
But, having gotten past the childish, self-righteous business of being indignant about something _everybody_ knows about, what's the point of persuing this issue?
It seems to me there are only two imaginable:
1) It is a pointless attempt to punish people who did their best and were simply confronted with a monstrous situation. Did everyone handle it "perfectly?" Obviously not. Will punishing anyone accomplish anything? Obviously not, too.
2) There is intriguing evidence that the two kids may have been part of a much larger picture. There are conspiracy types who believe that government agencies more or less routinely "recruit" young children into freakish programs that involve grotesque mind control activity and later "sacrifice" those children (and others) to further social and political agendas of the Establishment. If people believe Columbine was an incident related to such programs, it would be worth pursuing to try and drag these unbelievable and simply inhuman programs into the light and get them disbanded completely.
That's what I was asking about. Are people pursing Columbine investigations out of emotional pique, or do they actually hope to accomplish something? (To my eyes, it looks like people just feel a kind of general outrage and have no specific purpose in mind, other than raging against the terrible events at Columbine. I suppose, in a way, that's understandable. But it's pointless and somebody should put a gentle hand on such shoulders and tell the people to go away and deal with their grief in private...)