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Tierra_y_Libertad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 01:28 PM
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Pat Tillman’s mother calls for McChrystal’s removal from White House post - Washington Post
Whistleblowers go to jail, while cover-up artists get promoted.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/44/post/pat_tillman...

The mother of former professional football player Pat Tillman is calling for the removal of Gen. Stanley McChrystal from his recent appointment by the White House as co-chair of a commission on military families, ABC News reports.

Mary Tillman, whose son left his NFL career to become an Army Ranger and was killed in Afghanistan by friendly fire in April 2004, said McChrystal — the commander of special operations in Afghanistan at the time — was involved in the coverup of the circumstances surrounding Pat Tillman’s death and said President Obama’s appointment of the now-retired general “makes him look foolish. I was actually pretty shocked to hear it; I don't think it’s the appropriate choice,” Tillman told ABC News. “Considering that we have plenty of evidence indicating that McChrystal was involved in the cover-up of Pat’s death. . .he's not the right person for that kind of a job.”

Shortly after Tillman’s death in 2004, the ex-Arizona Cardinal was awarded the silver star for bravery. The Army’s initial report did not include any mention that Tillman was killed by friendly fire and misrepresented key facts of the incident, internal documents showed.

In 2009, McChrystal admitted to being part of the coverup and apologized for it. Last year, McChrystal was dismissed as commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan after an article in Rolling Stone quoted the general and members of his staff disparaging senior Obama administration officials.
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sabrina 1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 01:32 PM
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1. She is right, this is someone who admitted to being
dishonest, and about something as serious as the death of a U.S. soldier. Can't we find people with integrity to be in these positions?

He was helping Bush win the 2004 election by lying about Tillman's death. This is someone who is lucky he was not prosecuted and who should count his blessings and retire quietly.
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midnight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 01:32 PM
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2. K&R For Ms. Tillman...
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sabrina 1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 01:35 PM
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3. Isn't this the same position that the psyciatrist who was
involved in the torture scandal claimed he was invited to participate in also?

Maybe Bush destroyed the military to such an extent that is hard to find people of integrity anymore.
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CrossChris Donating Member (641 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 01:44 PM
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4. Remember these types of "in your face" appointments from the Bush admin? What do we call them now?
Is it still "in our faces?"
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The Backlash Cometh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 01:54 PM
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5. Bad behavior should not be rewarded with a promotion.
When you do, the message it sends to the public is clear. Lying to the families of the military is the quality they're looking for in the position.
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