Friday, April 15, 2011
President Obama — in yet another staggeringly poor act of judgement, appointed retired Gen. Stanley McChrystal to co-chair a commission on military families this week, but according to arguably the most prominent military family of the last decade, McChrystal is unfit for the job.
Mary Tillman, mother of Pat Tillman, the former professional football player turned Army Ranger who was killed by friendly fire 7 years ago, is angered by McChrystal’s appointment, telling ABC News that he was part of the propaganda effort pushing the false tale that Tillman had been killed by the enemy, and thus keeping the truth from and their family and the world.
“I was actually pretty shocked to hear it; I don’t think it’s the appropriate choice. Considering that we have plenty of evidence indicating that McChrystal was involved in the cover-up of Pat’s death. He’s not the right person for that kind of a job. He deliberately helped cover up Pat’s death and he has never adequately apologized to us for doing that. General McChrystal knew we were actively looking for answers. No one contacted us to try to square with us what had happened.”
Tillman says the president’s appointment of McChrystal “makes him look foolish, frankly.”
I couldn’t agree more. But then, we already know Mr. Obama is a fool.