. . . Monday May 23, 2005

The Soldier’s Mom

Pat Tillman’s mom on the way the military handled her son’s death:

“Pat had high ideals about the country; that’s why he did what he did,” Mary Tillman said in her first lengthy interview since her son’s death. “The military let him down. The administration let him down. It was a sign of disrespect. The fact that he was the ultimate team player and he watched his own men kill him is absolutely heartbreaking and tragic. The fact that they lied about it afterward is disgusting.

It’s going to be pretty tough to spin that one into being the outcome of an overly liberal press.

It’s really sad when you think about the honor of a guy like Pat Tillman compared to the behavior of our citizen leaders whether we’re talking about petty marketing-driven lies to sell a policy or the pathetic, impending filibuster vote.

What is it about political debate that can suck the honor and respectability out of almost anything?

Concentration is important!