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calendar   Wednesday - April 25, 2007

Congress Bans Heroes

Whether you call it “friendly fire” or, more appropriately “the fog of war”, what happened to Pat Tillman was a sad accident that happened to a brave young man who loved his country. Now his name is being dragged through the mud and used by anti-war Democrats to further dehumanize the war in Afghanistan and Iraq and throw mud on the military.

Throw in cute, photogenic Jessica Lynch bravely telling how she wasn’t really the heroic figure ABC made her out to be and you have a full-blown media circus on your hands, orchestrated by the Democrats in a further effort to destroy confidence in the US military and harass the Bush administration.

Meanwhile, in Iraq and Afghanistan, brave men and women are performing acts of incredible bravery, courage and self-sacrifice every day and quite a few are being awarded Silver Stars, Navy Crosses and in two cases the Medal Of Honor for their acts.

Yet the media cares not a whit about those heroes and can’t find time to tell you about any of them except in some short blurb on the back pages of some yellow newspaper. And the Democrats ... they just want to cut and run away from the war against the terrorists and thereby make the sacrifices of those heroes utterly pointless.

These people hate the President with a madness unheard of since the Civil War and they hate the military even more and are steadily destroying morale in our troops in the field and making it more difficult to encourage young people to serve.

Why? Because they can ... and they are so hate-filled and power hungry that they don’t care what harm they may cause. The end justifies the means, so to speak. Hmmmm. Can you tell me who first coined that phrase?

Ranger Alleges Cover-up In Tillman Case
WASHINGTON - Tue Apr 24, 7:30 PM ET

imageimageAn Army Ranger who was with Pat Tillman when the former football star was cut down by friendly fire in Afghanistan said Tuesday a commanding officer had ordered him to keep quiet about what happened.

The military at first portrayed Tillman’s death as the result of heroic combat with the enemy. Army Spc. Bryan O’Neal told a congressional hearing that when he got the chance to talk to Tillman’s brother, who had been in a nearby convoy on the fateful day, “I was ordered not to tell him what happened.”

“You were ordered not to tell him?” repeated Rep. Henry Waxman (news, bio, voting record), D-Calif., chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. “Roger that, sir,” replied O’Neal, dressed in his Army uniform.

The revelation came as committee members questioned whether, and when, top Defense officials and the White House knew that Tillman’s death in eastern Afghanistan three years ago was actually a result of gunfire from fellow U.S. soldiers.

The committee also heard from Jessica Lynch, the former Army private who was badly injured when her convoy was ambushed in Iraq in 2003. She was later rescued by American troops from an Iraqi hospital, but the tale of her ambush was changed into a story of heroism on her part.

Still hampered by her injuries, Lynch walked slowly to the witness table, took a seat alongside Tillman’s family members and said the heroism belonged to others who fought in Iraq, such as her roommate Lori Piestewa, who died in the same ambush in which Lynch was captured. “The bottom line is the American people are capable of determining their own ideals of heroes and they don’t need to be told elaborate lies,” Lynch said.

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 was initially misled by the Pentagon and did not learn the truth for more than a month. Tillman was awarded a Silver Star based on fabricated accounts — who fabricated them still isn’t clear after several investigations.

“We don’t know what the secretary of defense knew, we don’t know what the White House knew,” Waxman said. “What we do know is these were not a series of accidents, these stories. They were calculatedly put out for a public relations purpose. ... Even now there seems to be a cover-up.”

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Posted by The Skipper   United States  on 04/25/2007 at 01:01 AM   
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