Bits and Pieces

Saturday, April 24, 2004

Pat Tillman

It seems a little strange how much attention Pat Tillman is getting around the blogosphere (here, here and here to name a few). Not that he shouldn't be honoured for his sacrifice, but what kind of message does it send to the families of those who have lost children, husbands and parents in Iraq and Afghanistan? Were their lives less valuable than Tillman's?

Tillman gave up a $3.6 million three-year contract with the Arizona Cardinals when he joined the Rangers. The rest of the Rangers, and every other man or woman who died fighting in Iraq and the 'Stan gave up their families when they signed up. Compared to that, $3.6 million is pocket change.

Let's take it down a notch, huh?
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