White House Stonewalls Tillman Facts

Congressman Waxman continues his efforts to uncover the truth about whether or not President Bush deliberately hid facts about the death of Pat Tillman in a speech he gave to newspaper correspondents. There is considerable evidence of a public relations effort by the White House to use Pat Tillman’s death to stir up sympathy for the war in Iraq. The military knew almost immediately that Tillman had been killed by his own troops, but allowed newspaper stories to circulate about his heroism in battle against the enemy who killed him.

President Bush now claims Congress can not examine the draft of his speech to the correspondents. Of course, he has no qualms about allowing Congress to examine drafts of the State of the Union address.