Wednesday, April 25, 2007

TWO SOLDIERS...TWO LIES

OUR GOVERNMENT PRESENTED US WITH TWO BATTLE HEROES

THEY MIGHT BE THE ONLY ENLISTED NAMES WE RECOGNIZE FROM THE WAR.

PAT TILLMAN, THE FOOTBALL PLAYER AND JESSICA LYNCH, THE LITTLE BLONDE.

WE WERE TOLD THAT PAT TILLMAN DIED DURING A FIERCE BATTLE WITH THE ENEMY. OUR GOVERNMENT TOLD US THAT HE WAS TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL WHERE DOCTORS FAILED IN THEIR EFFORTS TO SAVE HIM. HIS FAMILY WAS AWARDED HIS SILVER STAR DURING A TELEVISED MEMORIAL.

WE WERE TOLD THAT JESSICA LYNCH, ALTHOUGH WOUNDED, KEPT FIRING HER RIFLE AT THE ENEMY UNTIL SHE WAS CAPTURED.
THE PENTAGON PRESENTED HER AS OUR RAMBO FROM WEST VIRGINIA. SHE WAS PARADED ABOUT.

BOTH STORIES WERE DELIBERATE LIES.
PAT TILLMAN WAS KILLED BY FRIENDLY-FIRE. A LARGE PART OF HIS HEAD WAS BLOWN OFF. A FELLOW RANGER, WHO WITNESSED THE EVENT, WAS WARNED TO NOT REVEAL THE TRUTH.

JESSICA LYNCH NEVER FIRED HER WEAPON. SHE WAS FOUND UNCONSCIOUS AND TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL WHERE THE IRAQIS TRIED TO TURN HER OVER TO THE AMERICANS.

PAT TILLMAN’S BROTHER, KEVIN, AND JESSICA LYNCH TESTIFIED BEFORE A CONGRESSIONAL HEARING.
THEY SAID OUR GOVERNMENT DEALT IN INTENTIONAL FALSEHOODS AND DELIBERATE AND CAREFUL MISREPRESENTATIONS.

THE TWO OF THEM VOLUNTEERED AND PUT THEIR LIVES AT RISK, AND YET, SOME THOUGHT THAT WAS NOT HEROIC ENOUGH.
SO, LIES WERE TOLD.
BUT FOR WHOSE PURPOSES?

8 comments:

ben's friend said...

Obviosly for the benefit of Goerge Bush and his entourage of war mongers.
It's a George Orwell, 1984, scenario. Create an enemy; make up stories about the enemy's imminent threat; create hatred and fear to justify whatever action those in rule choose and create a myth about individual heroic actions by "our side" to juxtoposition against the cowardly actions of the "enemy." It works!
My fondest hope is that George W is finally held accountable for his lieing to get us into this war and is impeached.
Good to see Bruce back with his thought provoking writing.

quicksand said...

HECK.........BEN'S FRIEND IS MY FRIEND TOO!

The Political Impaler said...

As long as there have been wars there have been lies. They go together like ham and eggs. The story we were fed about the raising of the flag at Iwo Jima was a lie. Look at John Kerry, he got a scratch and they turned him into a war hero. The lies are going to continue. What bothers me most is that these lies are being aired in Congress, the most corrupt place on the face of the earth

Purple Haze said...

And you are surprised at this !?!?!/ Every word out of the Bush administration has been, IS and will be a freakin' lie!!!!!!!
He and Speedy Gonzales are of the same ilk. When Bush said he had complete confidence in Speedy after his congressional testimony ( or should we say "yestimony")where after having a month to prepare Speedy boy answered that he "did not remember" to 71 freakin' questions. I guess Bush lied like he lied when he said "attaboy Brownie" after the Katrina debacle.Bush has no confidence in either one of them. Come on Bruce, tell me one thing tha Bush said that was ever the truth?

ben's friend said...

To quicksand: It is an honor.

To pol imp: I tend to agree that "as long as there have been wars there has been lies." On the other hand the truth about lies should always be "aired."

Liars in government would be less able to decieve if we held them accountable. They are more likely to lie if we don't challenge the lies or worse feed into those lies.

To the haze of gaudy hue: Right on!

quicksand said...

SO, IMPALER, YOU THEN ACCEPT YOUR GOVERNMENT LYING TO YOU?

quicksand said...

PURPLE,

BUSH HAS TOLD THE TRUTH AT LEAST A FEW TIMES.

HE SAID HE'D CUT TAXES. HE DID FOR MANY. HE TOLD THE TRUTH THAT HE'D VETO STEM CELL RESEARCH.

I'D SAY THAT BUSH ONLY LIES ABOUT 95% OF THE TIME.

Rue said...

The lies devalue thier true sacrifice. But, only if we let them. we have to honour them for thier real effort. it was unecessary to turn them into more than they are.These both are honourable heroes reguardless.
We have been lied to by this administration for too long.They can take away so much but they cannot take your soul. It knows the truth