Monday, May 05, 2008
60 Minutes Pat Tillman - We'll never know What Really Happened To Pat Tillman!
Keith Olbermann tells the rest of the terrible lie!
Pat Tillman was a heroic face of the war on terror - an NFL star who left behind a $3.6 million contract and his new wife to fight for his country after the attacks of Sept. 11. When he died in Afghanistan on April 22, 2004, the Army told his family he'd been killed by enemy fire after courageously charging up a hill to protect his fellow Army Rangers. But as Katie Couric reports, that story didn't hold up. He had really been killed by friendly fire, shot accidentally by his fellow soldiers. For the past four years, his family, led by his mother Mary, has been searching for answers about what really happened, beginning the day she heard the news from Pat Tillman's wife Marie.
"And she answered the phone just the way she always does. Her voice sounded just the same. And I just sort of breathed a sigh of relief, like, 'Oh, you know, everything's fine.' And I said, 'What's wrong, what's wrong?' And she said, 'He's dead.' And I said, 'Who's dead?' And she said, 'Pat's dead.' Within minutes of that, the Army had sent a soldier, a young, female soldier, to come tell me about what had happened," Mary Tillman remembers. Asked what the soldier told her, Tillman says, "She said that he was shot getting out of a vehicle. He was shot in the head getting out of a vehicle. And that's basically all she knew." Eleven days after his death, Pat Tillman’s family held a memorial service in their hometown of San Jose, Calif. At that time, Tillman's family was led to believe that he was killed by the enemy, which was reinforced when the Army awarded him a Silver Star for his "gallantry in action against an armed enemy." They were told his convoy had been ambushed and he had charged up a hill, forcing the enemy to withdraw and saving the lives of his fellow Rangers. "Was there any solace in the story the military told you about how courageous Pat had been?" Couric asks. "Well, of course. But what's interesting is the story itself seemed so contrived, even then, even before he knew that it was contrived. It had this contrived feel to it," Tillman says. Asked why, she says, "Well, you know, the soldier, you know, running up the ridge line, firing at the enemy. You know, saving his men. It did sound kind of like a John Wayne movie." Then, about a month later there was a stunning announcement: the Army had been investigating his death and determined that Tillman was killed by his own men. Please read the interview or watch it
Like everything else in this mis-Administration the truth will never be known about who killed Pat Tillman either! I remember quite a while back hearing that he identified himself many times saying "it's Pat F#@ing Tillman stop firing and who ever shot him was point blank. It may have been the facade of an accident but it was no accident! Of course the Rights disinformation juggernaut tried to spin another lie in their favor so they could glorify their war mongering! Remember Pfc Jessica Lynch? She even admitted they lied about what happened to her so they could make her appear a hero in their mis cause! This underhanded lying will never stop and that my friends is the new truth!