the tilman family has suffered a great deal because of those lies. i've covered pat tilman here before (my site started long after he had been killed in afghanistan).
his family is objecting to 1 of barack's nominees. it's really not surprising that they would object and i honestly can't understand how barack could have been stupid enough to nominate the man. from tom eley (wsws):
Mary Tillman has condemned President Barack Obama’s decision to appoint as co-chair of a military families commission General Stanley McChrystal, the man who led the cover-up of the killing of her son, football player Pat Tillman, by friendly fire in Afghanistan in April 2004.
Last summer Obama forced McChrystal out as commander of US and NATO operations in Afghanistan, after his counter-insurgency strategy failed to suppress resistance to the occupation and after a string of provocations and acts of insubordination from the general. These included comments made to the Rolling Stone deriding Obama and other administration officials (See: “Militarism and democracy: the implications of the McChrystal affair”).
The move to give McChrystal a symbolic role with the Joining Forces campaign, which claims it will draw attention to the needs of military families, is an effort by Obama to patch up relations with elements of the officer corps who never reconciled themselves to McChrystal’s firing.
Pat Tillman, a professional football player who joined the Army after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, was killed in 2004 by friendly fire from members of his own platoon. Playing on his fame, the Bush administration publicized his decision to join the army in order to promote the war in Afghanistan. This continued after his death, when the military covered up his accidental killing and produced a completely false story of a heroic death at the hands of Islamist fighters.there should be huge pressure on barack to dump mccrystal.
let's close with c.i.'s 'Iraq snapshot:'