The Truth about Pat Tillman’s Death
By Rory O’Connor
Of the many lies George W. Bush told us about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, some were larger but none worse than that told about the death of Pat Tillman.
In 2004 – just after Bush’s invasion of Iraq which was justified by those non-existent weapons of mass destruction – Tillman became a military-and media-manufactured symbol of duty, sacrifice, patriotism and heroism.
But the truth about Tillman’s life was much more complex, and his death ultimately far more heroic, than the convenient, self-serving lie served up by the military and then sent out by the ever-gullible U.S. media.