Originally Posted by Kaylore
It's a bunch of leftist barf where he's saying that since America is bad, and since Pat Tillman died fighting for something bad, Pat Tilman is bad. He basically uses Pat Tillman as an excuse to rip America. Same article we've all read a hundred times, but this one has a different opening. Yawn.
Yeah basically. He does make one good point though, in that the logic behind serving a higher philosophical calling applies equally to Tillman and Bin Laden. I have been amazed at the number of people that simply don't understand why 9/11 happened or that claim "they hate us for our freedom." For all their horrible actions, and they are severe enough to be hunted down, tried, sentenced, and perhaps executed, the perpetrators of 9/11 had and have a rationale. The U.S. was targeted for many years for their presence and foreign policy in the Middle East. Of course the U.S. was perfectly justified in conducting such policy, but there are consequences to all choices and Al Queda's actions certainly stemmed from their interpretation of U.S. foreign policy (i.e. perceived hegemony).
It sounds like the author's issue is far more with corporatism and the many bad artifacts of a capitalistic society. It's unfortunate that he chose to invoke the name of a slain soldier to exclaim his view. Pat Tillman's name has been misused and profiteered from quite frequently lately, it certainly didn't need another round from the other side of the political spectrum.