Here’s an interesting question:
You are a commander in hostile territory and soldier is accidentally killed by friendly fire. That soldier’s hot-tempered brother is a convoy behind the dead soldier’s.
Do you want to take the risk of telling a soldier who is already under incredible stress and strain that Billy over there just killed his big brother by mistake?
Does that sound like a scenario that will assist unit cohesion? Would it be better if the brother was informed right away and he snapped and killed another soldier or two?
This incident didn’t happen on a daytrip to the mall.
Kevin is proving that he is not able to control himself under pressure.
We are at war! They did not have to know the truth ever. How did it serve them to know that their son was shot accidentally? It only makes their pain worse. They have been led by the cowardly leftists to the point of making an issue out of it.
It’s only okay to alter or embellish the details behind a casualty when it involves John Kerry.
First, the Tillman’s came across nearly as lunatics. I’m not saying they didn’t encounter a terrible tragedy, but they really had the tin foil wrapped tightly.
How many times is the Tillman family going to waste my tax dollars on this non stop bitterness crap.
Yes the guy died of friendly fire , its sad to say but occurs often.
So, there bitterness over who told them when means they give the Dems another mud throwing session at the WH all for the 2008 election cycle.
The bitter mother and brother go around making wild accusations .
The Tillman family’s personal Dem oriented politics are now showing !
Enough is enough.
What’s amusing about the whole repulsive thread is that quite a few of the Freepers actually get creeped out by this kind of vitriol this time around (they had no problem when it was Cindy Sheehan, because she’s a woman and therefore even more fair game to them). I think the idea that the Bush era is ending is starting to sink in, and it’s like the last hours of the party before your parents come home: drink all the beer quick so you can roll the keg out the back and into Jimmy’s hatchback, try to shove the trash under the couch.