Tuesday, April 24, 2007

ABC Gets It Wrong On Tillman

Is this ABC article poorly researched or deliberately misleading?

Tillman's Fictional Heroic Death: Did Bush Know?

Did Bush know? Did Bush know?!?

Back in March The Associated Press reported that :

"Just seven days after Pat Tillman's death, a top general warned there were strong indications that it was friendly fire and President Bush might embarrass himself if he said the NFL star-turned-soldier died in an ambush, according to a memo obtained by The Associated Press."

So did Bush know? That's a ridiculous question.

The President had been informed that Pat Tillman's death was possibly friendly fire and decided to take advantage of the story of a real American hero in order to rally support around the war and perhaps to divert attention away from the Abu Ghraib prisoner abuse.