The cover up our country did surrounding the facts of Pat Tillmans death is by far one of the most embarrassing acts we have done in anytime I can remember. We have taken a national hero and his tragic fall and made it into a Public Relations tool full of lies. They lied about the facts surrounding his death, and told his parents their son died of enemy fire when in fact he died of friendly fire.
Not suprising considering Tillman's death happened around the same time the Abu-Ghraib prison scandal was gaining attention. The media spin controllers in the White House had to get the attention off of the bad press and get some good press out there for the country to eat up on. The only other thing that could of possibly eased the media pressure of Abu-Ghraib was an American hero being killed by the enemy. If it would of come out at that time he was a victim of friendly fire our country would of been in more of an uproar.
Now the press is starting to cover the death of Patrick Tillman more (read an article published by The Nation today), and should give the commander in chief more to stomach. I am sure George is already talking with Carl Rove to figure out how to spin some positive press out of this.