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ProSense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-27-07 06:33 PM
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Time For President To Come Clean On Tillman Cover-Up
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Edited on Fri Jul-27-07 06:34 PM by ProSense

Time For President To Come Clean On Tillman Cover-Up

Our guest blogger is Jon Soltz, chairman of and veteran of the Iraq war.

The worst way you can further exacerbate the pain survivors of a fallen soldier feel, is to keep them wondering why and how their loved one died. Now past three years since former NFL star Pat Tillman died in Afghanistan, his mother, Mary Tillman, and her family do not have answers. Unfortunately, documents meant to put the investigation into his death to rest are only bringing up more painful questions, rather than calming them. Whats worse is that the case could start to have serious repercussions with internal confidence in the Armed Forces.

Yesterday, the Associated Press reported that among the files on the case that the news agency obtained were details of Army medical examiners being unable to convince the military to look into whether Tillman was intentionally killed. According to the documents, the wounds they found were inconsistent with the governments original official story that Tillman was cut down by Afghani fighters and looked more like he was killed by an American M-16 just a mere 10 yards away.

After an investigation, the government changed the story that Tillman was a victim of friendly fire, an honest mistake, because he was mistaken for the enemy. The recent revelations now cast this conclusion into serious doubt. You dont mistake someone from 10 yards away. But, was it murder or negligence? Was this a deliberate homicide?

President Bush is not helping at all. With these new details, and his decision to invoke executive privilege in the Tillman investigation, the President is certainly sending the signal that he has something to hide.

It is inevitable, then, that unless the President comes clean, rumors about Tillmans death will take hold. By stonewalling, there is no way to stop people from wondering, Was the man the White House used to promote the war ordered to be killed because he was becoming increasingly critical of the war in Iraq? It was well known that Tillman was critical of the decision to go to war, and had often read and quoted Noam Chomsky. I dont personally believe such a conspiracy to be the case, but until the President comes clean, rumors like that will continue to grow. Every officer knows that if a soldier in their command is killed they must write the family and tell them the truth, for exactly that reason. Why cant the man who sent Pat Tillman to war, and used his death for political gain, have the courage to tell a family what happened to their son?


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  -Time For President To Come Clean On Tillman Cover-Up ProSense  Jul-27-07 06:33 PM   #0 
  - K & R!  Blue State Native   Jul-27-07 06:34 PM   #1 
  - Tilman was about to become the biggest 'anti-war' voice!  Rick Myers   Jul-27-07 06:39 PM   #2 
  - They had the opportunity to silence Tillman  Horse with no Name   Jul-27-07 08:41 PM   #17 
  - Kick - the Tillman story really gets interesting when you find out that Bush has evoked executive  hedgehog   Jul-27-07 06:40 PM   #3 
  - getting away with murder is now an "executive privelege"  AndyTiedye   Jul-27-07 06:49 PM   #8 
     - I think he may be trying to protect his loyalists in the military that might be future "coupsters"..  calipendence   Jul-28-07 05:28 PM   #30 
        - Packing the Air Force Brass With Raving Fundies May Be Part Of That Plan  AndyTiedye   Jul-29-07 01:48 AM   #32 
  - K5R.  bleever   Jul-27-07 06:45 PM   #4 
  - Pat,  ChazII   Jul-27-07 06:46 PM   #5 
  - From what I've heard, the angle of the wounds prove that the  panader0   Jul-27-07 06:48 PM   #6 
  - Bush Clean Up the CoverUp? Bush is the CoverUp  fightthegoodfightnow   Jul-27-07 06:48 PM   #7 
  - My view  frogcycle   Jul-27-07 06:52 PM   #9 
  - Stan Goff doesn't think it was a planned hit  eridani   Jul-27-07 07:00 PM   #11 
  - In March 2007, Goff wrote a piece on Tillman for Huffington Post  eridani   Jul-27-07 07:13 PM   #12 
  - Thanks for the link - my comments:  frogcycle   Jul-27-07 10:14 PM   #18 
     - Agreed. Nobody really has the necessary info without a better investigation  eridani   Jul-28-07 12:54 AM   #24 
  - Please clarify - do I understand you to say that there was no enemy  hedgehog   Jul-27-07 07:13 PM   #13 
  - you understand me correctly  frogcycle   Jul-27-07 08:33 PM   #15 
     - So the scenario is this:  hedgehog   Jul-27-07 08:39 PM   #16 
        - wikipedia has this:  frogcycle   Jul-27-07 10:20 PM   #19 
        - more  frogcycle   Jul-27-07 10:35 PM   #22 
  - Great post n/t  malaise   Jul-28-07 05:32 PM   #31 
  - Why should Gore have to come clean, he wasn't involved was he?  MN Against Bush   Jul-27-07 06:54 PM   #10 
  - K&R n/t  bonito   Jul-27-07 08:16 PM   #14 
  - The original news story  frogcycle   Jul-27-07 10:32 PM   #20 
  - I love  Tom Rinaldo   Jul-27-07 10:34 PM   #21 
  - After Pats Birthday  frogcycle   Jul-27-07 10:40 PM   #23 
  - More...  ProSense   Jul-28-07 02:32 PM   #25 
  - Kick! n/t  ProSense   Jul-29-07 06:40 PM   #33 
  - kickin' it for cause ... n/t  mloutre   Jul-28-07 02:54 PM   #26 
  - It has inspired me to write. This is a first draft so the last paragraph  alfredo   Jul-28-07 02:55 PM   #27 
  - Wasn't another soldier that was in that group with Tilman also  Disturbed   Jul-28-07 03:22 PM   #28 
     - It just blows me away that bush refuses to cooperation on something  alfredo   Jul-28-07 04:22 PM   #29 
  - Bush's secretiveness and apparent cover-up are fueling the conspiracy theories  aint_no_life_nowhere   Jul-29-07 06:46 PM   #34 
  - Conspiracy theory, eh? You don't think it's a conspiracy when  BuyingThyme   Jul-30-07 12:24 PM   #35 
  - You're right. Prediction: He will "come clean" to military withholding info  wiggs   Jul-30-07 12:30 PM   #36 

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