The searing congressional testimonies from the
family of Pat Tillman and Jessica Lynch
may sound the long overdue death knell for mainstream American public support
for the Bush administration and its criminal war.
Tuesday, one unwilling and outraged war poster child and the
agonized family members of the other stood before Congress, looked the Bush
administration in the eye, and said, �Enough.�
Kevin Tillman, who served with his brother, accused the Bush
administration of intentional deceit.
The accounts of the Tillmans, Lynch, and their fellow
soldiers lay bare the fact that the Bush administration engaged in an elaborate
and deliberate criminal cover-up of Tillman�s fratricide,
as well as Lynch�s ordeal, to deceive the American people.
In what can only described as post-facto rape, the
administration hijacked the images of Tillman and Lynch for war propaganda,
fabricated elaborate pro-war fantasies around both, and then flooded the media
with these pro-Bush, pro-war falsehoods. The violation of Tillman will prove to
be even more grotesque and appalling if investigations determine that Tillman�s
disapproval of the war contributed in any way to his death.
An historic turning point has been reached. The American
people who embraced the Pat Tillman/Jessica Lynch lie will �get� the Pat
Tillman/Jessica Lynch truth, now that it has been honestly and heroically
Now the tidal wave begins.
by piece, the Bush administration�s criminal construct is finally being undone.
The Bush administration, and its �war on terrorism� (in its present
incarnation), will not recover from this mortal blow.