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Old 04-25-2007, 12:03 PM   #16
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What do you mean? You don't think anyone in the military had anything to do with this?
Sorry, just realized that "far fetched" wasn't the right expression.

I mean, to say "the military" is too general, not far fetched.

I think it was a political militarical thing, plain propaganda, because the public loves stories of heroes, and to keep the wars accepted among the public someone with influence, either a person out of the military, or some influencial person, or both, constructed stories and used his influence to change the stories.
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I think it was a political militarical thing, plain propaganda, because the public loves stories of heroes, and to keep the wars accepted among the public someone with influence, either a person out of the military, or some influencial person, or both, constructed stories and used his influence to change the stories.
Or like his brother suggested, to deflect attention away from decreased support for the war, negative stories about the war, AbuGhraib, etc. Who knows how high up this went, will we ever know?

And anyone like Rush, etc. who starts attacking Mrs. Tillman- well that's pathetic. The least any parent deserves who has lost a son or daughter in war is the 100% truth about the circumstances surrounding their death.
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Or like his brother suggested, to deflect attention away from decreased support for the war, negative stories about the war, AbuGhraib, etc. Who knows how high up this went, will we ever know?

And anyone like Rush, etc. who starts attacking Mrs. Tillman- well that's pathetic. The least any parent deserves who has lost a son or daughter in war is the 100% truth about the circumstances surrounding their death.
Yes, I was thinking of that. News weren't as good as hoped for, and then it also was a very popular person so they didn't need a friendly fire incident because that doesn't make for good propaganda.
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Sorry, just realized that "far fetched" wasn't the right expression.

I mean, to say "the military" is too general, not far fetched.
I understand...
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President didn't know Tillman killed by friendly fire until after funeral
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Updated: 5:02 p.m. ET April 25, 2007

WASHINGTON - President Bush hopes that someone is held responsible for the U.S. military's mishandling of information about the death of former football star Pat Tillman in Afghanistan, the White House said Wednesday.

Bush did not learn about the unusual circumstances of the Army ranger's death until after the soldier's memorial service on May 3, 2004, said deputy press secretary Dana Perino.

U.S. military officers at first reported that Tillman had died in an ambush, when he actually was killed by fellow U.S. troops.

"I think that he feels deeply sorry for the family and all that they've gone through," Perino said. "And he's pleased that the Department of Defense has taken it upon themselves to investigate it. And he hopes that people are held to account."

Tillman's death received worldwide attention because he had walked away from a huge contract with the NFL's Arizona Cardinals to enlist in the Army after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. His family initially was misled by the Pentagon about how he died on April 22, 2004, and did not learn the truth for more than a month.

Bush asked for updates about Tuesday's hearing by the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, which was held to learn whether, and when, top Defense officials and the White House knew that Tillman's death resulted from friendly fire.

"It's not clear - people don't remember - if he (Bush) heard it from media reports, or if he heard it from the Pentagon, but it was sometime after the funeral," Perino said.

In questioning what the White House knew about Tillman, Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., cited a memo written by a top general seven days after Tillman's death, warning that it was "highly possible" the Army Ranger was killed by friendly fire and making clear that his warning should be conveyed to the president.

But Bush made no reference to the way Tillman died in a speech delivered two days after the memo was written on April 29, 2004.

The White House said there's no indication that Bush received the warning, which was conveyed from then-Maj. Gen. Stanley McChrystal to Gen. John Abizaid, head of Central Command.

"There is no record of Gen. McChrystal's memo coming to the White House," Perino said.
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Why are these people complaining? It's not as if their suffering is as much as that of LAURA BUSH and the President:

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First Lady Laura Bush said this morning that "no one suffers more" than the president and she do when watching television footage of the carnage in Iraq -- potentially opening her up to charges that the first family is too removed from the anguish of American troops and their families.
From the Washington Post.
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Old 04-25-2007, 09:01 PM   #22
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hey, wake up!

Informed and educated Joe and Joan America are with the DOD.

Its the democrats and liberals who are un American by questioning the DOD and are cuasing great distress among the troops.
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But don't you see, guys? We just need to give them another chance to make things right. I mean, have they ever let us down before?











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