Personally, I dont support the war and lean to the left on most social issues. However I think this article is a bit much.
Sure, there are some ugly sides to our society, but all in all - I would rather deal with reality TV than what other posters touched base on in this thread about life in other countries.
There is a lot of ugly in this world - but even taking the worst self indulgant stereotype of American society - its still much better than dealing with living conditions in most other countries.
The issue I have with the whole Pat Tillman deal is that I felt Tillman's memory was dishonored by lying about the facts of the matter. They blew his death up into something it wasnt just to use his name. And then when the truth started coming out - there were people who tried to fight against it so they could continue with the hero worship
So when I see how Tillman is constantly honored for his sacrifice - its almost a mockery because I dont see other (non famous) friendly fire victims being honored like that - as if they meant any less or their fate any less tragic or they themselves any less 'heroic'?
Tillman's legacy and name seems to have become a pro-war propaganda machine, glorifying his accidental death - and I seriously doubt he would have appreciated that.