Thursday, July 26, 2007


Pat Tillman and his brother Kevin
The continuing cover-ups surrounding Pat Tillman's death make my blood boil
Army medical examiners were suspicious about the close proximity of the three bullet holes in Pat Tillman's forehead and tried without success to get authorities to investigate whether the former NFL player's death amounted to a crime, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press.
This is beyond appalling. For his family to have to endure this kind of deception and for our government to spit on them the way they do our Constitution is unspeakable. Check this out:
The medical examiners' suspicions were outlined in 2,300 pages of testimony released to the AP this week by the Defense Department in response to a Freedom of Information Act request. Among other information contained in the documents:
• In his last words moments before he was killed, Tillman snapped at a panicky comrade under fire to shut up and stop "sniveling."
• Army attorneys sent each other congratulatory e-mails for keeping criminal investigators at bay as the Army conducted an internal friendly-fire investigation that resulted in administrative, or non-criminal, punishments.

• The three-star general who kept the truth about Tillman's death from his family and the public told investigators some 70 times that he had a bad memory and couldn't recall details of his actions.
• No evidence at all of enemy fire was found at the scene -- no one was hit by enemy fire, nor was any government equipment struck.
First the Pentagon and the Bush administration lie their brains out in order to use Tillman to sell their sick, disastrous little war, then they put his mother and the rest of his family through utter hell with more lies and an excruciating trickle of misinformation. Way to support the troops, Commander Guy.

Congress is holding another hearing next week.

How many times, in how many ways, has this administration broken the laws and the spirit of this country? Tell me again why we haven't started impeachment proceedings?

9 Comments:

At 11:02 PM, Blogger GottaLaff said...

Had enough?

 
At 11:16 PM, Anonymous Mike Harwood said...

The evidence made public today strongly suggests Tony-Soprano-style homicide. If it's true, here's hoping the assassin is caught, convicted, and thrown to Michael Vick's dogs.

 
At 11:20 PM, Blogger GottaLaff said...

Mike,
You're going way to easy on him. ; )

 
At 12:20 AM, Blogger Kirsten said...

This pisses me off.
Earlier this month, I found a CBC report that was based an an AP story about how the US government again refused to look at friendly fire death that happened in Afghanistan. One Canadian and one American were dead. And the Pat Tillamn stiry makes me even more angry, because of how it was exploited by the government trying to increase recruitmentI put a link on my blog. Sadly, no one reads my blog...
THis administration makes me sick.

 
At 12:21 AM, Blogger Kirsten said...

I still can't spell, but I am so mad.

 
At 7:38 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Impeachment has not started because there are not enough votes to proceed. The bush admin knows this and that is why, imo, they continue to thumb their noses at America and the world.

 
At 11:36 AM, Anonymous Richterscale said...

I just wonder who put out the contract for the hit? KKKarl Gambino perhaps?

 
At 11:43 AM, Blogger Fernando said...

Your most depressing post so far Gottalaff:

TPM 2007:
Army medical examiners were suspicious about the close proximity of the three bullet holes in Pat Tillman's forehead and tried without success to get authorities to investigate whether the former NFL player's death amounted to a crime, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press.

"I could hear the pain in his voice," recalled the young Ranger days later to Army investigators. Tillman kept calling out that he was a friendly, and he shouted, "I am Pat [expletive] Tillman, damn it!" His comrade recalled: "He said this over and over again until he stopped." Wapo 2006

 
At 12:42 PM, Blogger GottaLaff said...

I agree, Fernando.

I'd stop posting depressing stories if this government would stop creating despicable situations. Grrrr.

And thanks, Kirsten. I appreciate it, and hopefully you'll find your audience.

And Anon, of course. But a girl can still hope....

 

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