Friday, October 27, 2006

"[T]he more soldiers that die, the more legitimate the illegal invasion becomes."

There is a powerful article in Newsweek about the outrage being expressed by Kevin Tillman, brother of football hero Pat Tillman, who was killed by friendly fire in Afghanistan. Kevin Tillman is quoted as saying, "Somehow we were sent to invade a nation because it was a direct threat to the American people, or to the world, or harbored terrorists, or was involved in the September 11 attacks, or received weapons-grade uranium from Niger, or had mobile weapons labs, or WMD, or had a need to be liberated, or we needed to establish a democracy, or stop an insurgency, or stop a civil war we created that can’t be called a civil war even though it is. Something like that.” An important, heartbreaking, and eye-opening article.


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