Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Sarah Palin invokes Pat Tillman on behalf of war
I was fascinated at Sarah Palin's tone-deafness in invoking the memory of Pat Tillman as a hero of our wars of aggression. Tillman was a hero of some kind for giving up the NFL to enlist, but it's pretty certain he became disillusioned with the war in Afghanistan, it's certain he was killed by "friendly fire" from U.S. troops, and the government tried its damndest to cover this up, including lying to his family for months at the least. Pat Tillman didn't want to be a poster boy for U.S. wars and his family certainly doesn't want that. You'd think Sarah would have known, but she seems clueless and shameless.