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understandinglife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 12:17 PM
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NYT/AP: Pat Tillman's Brother Calls War Illegal
Edited on Mon Oct-23-06 12:20 PM by understandinglife
PHOENIX (AP) -- The brother of NFL player-turned-Army Ranger Pat Tillman, who was killed in Afghanistan, has written a scathing indictment of the war in Iraq, calling it ''an illegal invasion.''

Kevin Tillman, a former Army Ranger, had remained silent since his brother's death in 2004, but in an article in the Web magazine Truthdig, he sharply criticizes the invasion of Iraq, the indefinite imprisonment of terrorism suspects and other events since the brothers enlisted together in response to the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

''Somehow, the more soldiers that die, the more legitimate the illegal invasion becomes,'' Kevin Tillman wrote.

''Somehow American leadership, whose only credit is lying to its people and illegally invading a nation, has been allowed to steal the courage, virtue and honor of its soldiers on the ground,'' he wrote.

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http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/us/AP-Tillman-Brother.h...


Front page, New York Times online edition as of ~ 10 am PDT, 23 Oct 2006.

This will get some attention ...


Never Forget: George W. Bush willfully violated National Security to cover-up his willful launch of a war of aggression and illegal occupation of Iraq.



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Annces Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 12:22 PM
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1. Great
The more people that speak out the better.
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hlthe2b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 12:23 PM
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2. Yes and the Freeper crowd may just have a hard time with
Edited on Mon Oct-23-06 12:25 PM by hlthe2b
any "Swift Boat" attacks on Kevin-- brother of an NFL hero-- and himself a former Army Ranger.

A toast to the Tillman family's courage in light of the evil been done to them and attempts to exploit their son's memory...
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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 12:27 PM
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3. I seriously doubt that'd stop them from Swift-boating him.
They're amazingly able to span enormous gaps in reason and consistency - stretches that'd give a sane mind a charliehorse.
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hlthe2b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 12:38 PM
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7. True....
there is no logic or need for consistency with that crowd...
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Patsy Stone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 12:28 PM
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4. Hey!
So nice to see you, ul! :hi:
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understandinglife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 01:52 PM
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8. Hi, my friend ...
:hi:


Be The Bu$h Opposition - 24/7
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Patsy Stone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 09:09 PM
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10. kick n/t
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leftchick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 12:32 PM
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5. Photo and truthdig link
he is so very brave....



Kevin Tillman joined the Army with his brother Pat in 2002, and they served together in Iraq and Afghanistan. Pat (left, above) was killed in Afghanistan on April 22, 2004. Kevin has written a powerful, must-read document.



http://www.truthdig.com/
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bobbie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:48 PM
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9. Yes he is leftchick, as was his brother Pat
I'm grateful to Kevin for speaking out after the government silenced his brother.
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hlthe2b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 12:37 PM
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6. Now that AP has it, many papers will pick it up.... NYT & WAPO
already have...
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