Posts Tagged "Pat Tillman"

nfloffseason:

Before we get into the games today, let us not forget the sacrifice one NFL player went on to make, all because of what happened on 9/11/2001.

R.I.P. Pat Tillman

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soupsoup:

Today marks the 7th anniversary of Pat Tillman’s death.

Watch The Tillman Story in full on YouTube (Part 1 shown here, Parts 2,3,4,5,6,7)

Tillman the skateboarding dog, practices in Manhattan’s Tompkins Square Park on April 20. The 60 pound bulldog, who is also trained to surf and snowboard, is named after the late American football star turned Army Ranger Pat Tillman who was killed in Afghanistan following 9/11.

jakefogelnest:

This interview Bill Maher did with Richard Tillman is amazing and needs to be seen. 

I cannot recommend watching this enough. 

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washingtonpoststyle:

Ann Hornaday calls The Tillman Story the first must-see film of 2010, Jacqueline Trescott on the Smithsonian’s mummies,  and the Reliable Source spots Renee Zellweger in Washington.

Brand new trailer for important upcoming doc on Pat Tillman and “coverup.”

- Greg Mitchell Media Fix

Tillman mother sought to warn Obama of McChrystal - POLITICO →

The mother of the slain football player and Army Ranger Pat Tillman sought to warn President Obama against making General Stanley McChrystal his commander in Afghanistan.

McChrystal has been accused of involvement in covering up of the fact that Tillman had been shot by his own comrades, having approved a citation for a posthumous medal that attributed his death to “enemy fire,” though the general also penned a memo warning the White House against describing the circumstance of Tillman’s death for fear of future embarrassment.

You reminded them, Mr. President, that General McChrystal is our employee, not our dictator.

You’ve reminded them Mr. President.

Now, tonight, remind yourself.

Stanley McChrystal.

General McChrystal has doubtless served his country bravely and honorably and at great risk, but to date his lasting legacy will be as the great facilitator of the obscenity that was transmuting the greatest symbol of this nation’s true patriotism, of its actual willingness to sacrifice, into a distorted circus fun-house mirror version of such selflessness.

Friendly fire killed Pat Tillman.

Mr. McChrystal killed the truth about Pat Tillman.

And that willingness to stand truth on its head on behalf of “selling” a war — or the generic idea of America being at war — to turn a dead hero into a meaningless recruiting poster, should ring essentially relevant right now.

From the very center of a part of our nation that could lie to the public, could lie to his mother, about what really happened to Pat Tillman - from the very man who was at the operational center of that plan - comes the entire series of plans to help us supposedly find the way out of Afghanistan?

We are supposed to believe General McChrystal isn’t lying about Afghanistan?

Didn’t he blow his credibility by lying, so obviously and so painfully, about Pat Tillman?

Why are we believing the McChrystals?

Keith Olbermann

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Jon Krakauer: Gen. McChrystal’s Explanation For Pat Tillman Cover-up "Preposterous"

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