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Monday, October 23, 2006

Kevin Tillman Speaks


In the aftermath of 9/11, Kevin and his brother and friend Pat joined the Army to battle Al Qaeda. Sadly, Pat, a man who gave up a career in the NFL to serve his country, was killed by friendly fire in Afghanistan. The military exploited Pat's death and falsely spun the facts of it for political gain. Pat's case, unfortunately, became notorious for exposing the lengths to which the military will go to mislead the American public.

Now, Kevin has written a powerful piece at Truthdig.com.

Here's a sample:

Somehow the same incompetent, narcissistic, virtueless, vacuous, malicious criminals are still in charge of this country.


Read the rest.

5 Comments:

  • Kevin, thank you for the courage in speaking out for your country, conscience and your brother. Your brother's death shall achieve something. Thank you for speaking out. You must be making tons of enemy because of this. This is a free country (I hope it is still) and let's not lose our freedom.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4:24 PM  

  • That's a must read - thanks! We need to hear more from people who are suffering from this horrible war.

    By Anonymous Psyberian, at 5:55 PM  

  • "this horrible war?"

    I'm confused. I thought Afganistan, where Tillman was killed, was the "good" war. Multi-lateral, UN sanctioned, overthrowing an evil theocracy, and otherwise thoroughly respectable. Remember, one problem with Iraq is that it distracts us from Afganistan and the hunt for Osama bin Ladin, which was the main focus of the Clinton Adminstration.

    Do you want to cut and run from Afganistan, too, psyberian?

    Publius

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5:23 PM  

  • Publius,

    The Tillmans were sent to both Iraq and Afghanistan.

    If you read Kevin's piece, you will notice that his criticism focuses on the "illegal invaision" of Iraq.

    By Blogger Macswain, at 11:06 PM  

  • MacSwain,

    I relied on your post, focusing on Afganistan, and the fact that Kevin Tillman's only claim to fame appears to be that his brother was killed in Afganistan. Obviously, I should have realized that in your world, this makes Kevin Tillman an absolute moral authority on Iraq (not to mention international law). My bad.

    Publius

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5:13 PM  

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