Thursday, September 29, 2005

Pat Tillman was a Liberal

He was a big Noam Chomsky fan. From The San Francisco Chronical:

He started keeping a journal at 16 and continued the practice on the battlefield, writing in it regularly. (His journal was lost immediately after his death.) Mary Tillman said a friend of Pat’s even arranged a private meeting with Chomsky, the antiwar author, to take place after his return from Afghanistan — a meeting prevented by his death. She said that although he supported the Afghan war, believing it justified by the Sept. 11 attacks, “Pat was very critical of the whole Iraq war.”

Spc. Russell Baer, who was with Tillman when he died, recalls an event when they were in Iraq...

“I can see it like a movie screen,” Baer said. “We were outside of (a city in southern Iraq) watching as bombs were dropping on the town. We were at an old air base, me, Kevin and Pat, we weren’t in the fight right then. We were talking. And Pat said, ‘You know, this war is so f— illegal.’ And we all said, ‘Yeah.’ That’s who he was. He totally was against Bush.”

Another soldier in the platoon, who asked not to be identified, said Pat urged him to vote for Bush’s Democratic opponent in the 2004 election, Sen. John Kerry.

Tillman's father...

“The administration clearly was using this case for its own political reasons,” said the father, Patrick Tillman. “This cover-up started within minutes of Pat’s death, and it started at high levels. This is not something that (lower-ranking) people in the field do,” he said.

Tillman wanted to get Osama and clearly drew distictions between Iraq and Afganistan, read the whole artical. Liberals lead by example, WingNuts just talk tough.


Blogger phinky said...

People don't understand that liberals can be patriotic too.

Thu Sep 29, 09:05:00 PM CDT  
Blogger Elmo said...

We are the most patriotic of them all!

Thu Sep 29, 09:22:00 PM CDT  
Blogger teh l4m3 said...

And yet Michelle Malkin insists that she's quite sure Casey Sheehan would be mortified -- utterly ashamed, in fact! -- of his mother's protesting Bush's war.

Hmmm...There's a word for that...Oh yes: arrogance!

Thu Sep 29, 11:31:00 PM CDT  

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