Remember Pat Tillman? this Pat Tillman:
Ann Coulter, who called him “an American original — virtuous, pure and masculine like only an American male can be.” His May 3, 2004, memorial in San Jose drew 3,500 people and was nationally televised.
I am sure we all remember that Pat Tillman…
But don’t forget about this Pat Tillman:
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.”
Baer, who served with Tillman for more than a year in Iraq and Afghanistan, told one anecdote that took place during the March 2003 invasion as the Rangers moved up through southern 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.
It seems that not only was Pat Tillman a patriotic fellow, but he was also a flaming liberal… (At least, by the right wing spin machine’s standards)
Will this ever put some more twists in the panties of the many right wing pundits that count him among their heroes. (Not that I think you should over-politicize someones death, like the bushies tried to…)
And the cover up of his death is covered quite well in the article. Go! Read! Come back all the wiser!
And remember that Ann Coulter will always hold a special place in her heart for those manly Liberals she idolizes… Liberals like you!