Friday, October 20, 2006

Pat Tillman's Brother has Something to Say

We are primarily a sportsblog here, and we don't let our politics get to much out in front, unless it has something to do with sports. This post has a rather tenuous sports connection, but I think it too worthwhile to ignore. Everyone knows Pat Tillman at this point--NFL veteran, Army Rangers veteran, victim of friendly fire, victim of posthumous propaganda. His brother enlisted and served with Pat, and he's written a column, and I'm including the intro here, but you should go read all of it.

It is Pat’s birthday on November 6, and elections are the day after. It gets me thinking about a conversation I had with Pat before we joined the military. He spoke about the risks with signing the papers. How once we committed, we were at the mercy of the American leadership and the American people. How we could be thrown in a direction not of our volition.

How fighting as a soldier would leave us without a voice… until we get out.

Read the rest here

update: My title managed to get "Tillman" and "Williams" confused. Apologies, apologies, apologies.

1 comment:

Jerious Norwood said...

I see the problem here. The true American hero who lost his life for less than no reason as opposed for playing a weak strong safety for the Arizona Cardinals, was actually named Pat Tillman. Pat Williams is a rotund defensive tackle for the Minnesota Vikings who, along with his twin brother Kevin, form a stout run stopping duo at the heart of the Vikings defense. Easy mistake, except for the fact that Pat Williams and Pat Tillman's brother obviously hate our freedom.