Thursday, November 09, 2006

Scary, Sad, Awful. Just Read It.

Ed Gorman adds this comment: "I'm not a conspiracy of any kind buff but I do believe that Pat Tillman was murdered by his fellows because he spoke up so openly about what a bullshit war this is."

New York Post Online Edition: News: "'Cease fire, friendlies, I am Pat (expletive) Tillman, damn it!' the NFL star shouted, again and again.

The latest inquiry into Tillman's death by friendly fire should end next month; authorities have said they intend to release to the public only a synopsis of their report. But The Associated Press has combed through the results of 2 1/4 years of investigations - reviewed thousands of pages of internal Army documents, interviewed dozens of people familiar with the case - and uncovered some startling findings."


Anonymous said...

"Another, Spc. Steve Elliott, said he was "excited" by the sight of rifles, muzzle flashes and "shapes." A third, Spc. Stephen Ashpole, said he saw two figures, and just aimed where everyone else was shooting."

As if co-written by Stanley Kubrick. As a certain Ashpole noted a while back, you go to war with the army you have, rather than the one you'd like to have.

Carl V. Anderson said...

The whole thing is very, very sad. I would be surprised that Tillman would have said those things about a war that he zealously laid aside fame and fortune to join but I suppose it is possible. I would believe the govt. wanting to cover up this sad affair because Tillman was lifted up as a hero for his voluntary service to the effort...I have a very hard time believing this was murder.