A tribute to Condoleeza Rice and George W. Bush who, despite voluminious evidence to the contrary, said, "I don't think anybody could have predicted that these people would take an airplane and slam it into the World Trade Center, take another one and slam it into the Pentagon, that they would try to use an airplane as a missile," adding that "even in retrospect" there was "nothing" to suggest that" and "I don't think anyone anticipated the breach of the levees," respectively.

Monday, December 06, 2004


The Pat Tillman saga is yet another example of reality taking second chair to fiction. The story, as originally told, goes beyond embellishment to the point of fabrication.

Certainly, there much to be admired about Tillman's devotion to his country and the sacrifices he was willing to make. However, it diminishes his contribution to have the circumstances of his death portrayed as something other than what seems to be a tragic series of events in order to confer hero status.

As with the Jessica Lynch story, the reality departs dramatically from the script as provided by the Pentagon. Is this an effort to sway public opinion or to divert attention from other issues? Who knows?

See Editor & Publisher for more on this story.


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