The Mysterious Death of Pat Tillman
Original post made by Albert, Duveneck/St. Francis, on Apr 30, 2007
Pat Tillman was a fiercely independent thinker who enlisted, fought and died in service to his country yet was critical of President Bush and opposed the war in Iraq, where he served a tour of duty. He was an avid reader whose interests ranged from history books on World War II and Winston Churchill to works of leftist Noam Chomsky, a favorite author. In letters to friends and family he promised that when his tour of duty was over, he would speak out against what he called ‘The bleeping criminal war in Iraq’. This would have been a disaster for the Bush regime, on the heels of the Abu Grhaib scandal. Conveniently for the Bush regime,, he had been killed by friendly fire in Afghanistan before his tour of duty was over. The fraudulent way in which the military initially spread fraudulent fairy tales about the circumstances of his death, the cooking of all the initial information to his family and the public, stink to high heaven. We need a special prosecutor with subpoena power to investigate this tragedy.