Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Deconstructing The American Hero...

Ranger Alleges Cover-Up in Tillman Case...

"An Army Ranger who was with Pat Tillman when the former football star was cut down by friendly fire in Afghanistan said Tuesday a commanding officer had ordered him to keep quiet about what happened.

"The military at first portrayed Tillman's death as the result of heroic combat with the enemy. Army Spc. Bryan O'Neal told a congressional hearing that when he got the chance to talk to Tillman's brother, who had been in a nearby convoy on the fateful day, "I was ordered not to tell him what happened."

"The revelation came as committee members questioned whether, and when, top Defense officials and the White House knew that Tillman's death in eastern Afghanistan three years ago was actually a result of gunfire from fellow U.S. soldiers.

"We don't know what the secretary of defense knew, we don't know what the White House knew," Waxman said. "What we do know is these were not a series of accidents, these stories. They were calculatedly put out for a public relations purpose. ... Even now there seems to be a cover-up."

Oh, yeah?

Well I don't know what Henry Waxman knew. I believe that HE is hiding something...

No, on second thought, he's not hiding anything. I know exactly what Henry Waxman knows.

Henry Waxman knows that there can be no Heros in this War, neither in Iraq, nor in Afghanistan.

So if it looks like one has cropped up somewhere, we must investigate him or her TO DEATH.

We must examine the circumstances of their heroism, and discredit or at least cast aspersion over any account of heroism, and then accuse the Bush Administration of lies and cover-ups.

And these efforts must be the sole focus of the entire Media, unless there is more death and destruction which can be blamed on the President.

I'll let you in on a secret, if you are interested...

Propaganda and mis-information are Tools of War, and there has never been a Government in the History of Armed Conflict that did not use them in one way or another.

Unless he was intentionally murdered, what would have been wrong with letting Pat Tillman's Family live out the rest of their lives believing that he gave his life for his Country, instead of telling them that he died needlessly as a result of an accident?

If Tillman had died by wrecking his Humvee, would Henry Waxman be participating in Hearings to get to the bottom of things?

Or is this all politically motivated?

One other thing...

The Bush Administration did not tell me that Pat Tillman died a Hero.

I did not hear it from Donald Rumsfeld, Dick Cheney, or President Bush.

I heard it from the Media. Ad nauseum.

The same Media who now claim that it was all a lie.

So, what did the Media know, and when did they know it?

What are they covering up now?

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