Tuesday, April 24, 2007

They Lied

Today's compelling testimony by Kevin Tillman, brother of Pat Tillman, before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, reveals the extent to which the Bush Pentagon was willing to twist the truth about Pat Tillman's death in Afghanistan to suit their political needs. Kevin Tillman stated that the military saw an "opportunity" to exploit the death of his brother as the Abu Ghraib torture scandal was about to be made public, and that the stories of his death were "calculated lies" intended to distract attention. Specialist Brian O'Neal, who was with Tillman when he was killed, said that he was warned by superiors not to divulge the truth about his death.

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