Wednesday, May 04, 2005

Killing of Tillman and the truth.

An article from today's Washington Post shows that the Army initially covered up the truth about what happened to former NFL player Pat Tillman.

"The documents also show that officers made erroneous initial reports that Tillman was killed by enemy fire, destroyed critical evidence and initially concealed the truth from Tillman's brother, also an Army Ranger, who was near the attack on April 22, 2004, but did not witness it."

"A new Army report on the death shows that top Army officials, including the theater commander, Gen. John P. Abizaid, were told that Tillman's death was fratricide days before the service.

I'm shocked how could this happen in Bushworld? The government would not lie to us would they? Tillman gave up millions of dollars in NFL contracts to go serve his country in Afghanistan and they buried him under a "bright shining lie" . Bush says freedom is on the march but, he did not say anything about the truth.

Perhaps Gordon Lightfoot said it best:

The songs of the wars are as old as the hills
They cling like the rust on the cold steel that kills
They tell of the boys who went down to the tracks
In a patriotic manner with the cold steel on their backs
The patriot's dream is as old as the sky
It lives in the lust of a cold callous lie
Let's drink to the men who got caught by the chill
Of the patriotic fever and the cold steel that kills

Now how about that Paula Abdul controversy on American Idol?

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