The Bushies Lied About Tillman and Lynch

She was the petite war hero, the "Little Girl Rambo From the Hills of West Virginia," critically injured in a blaze of gunfire in Iraq and subsequently rescued by American troops from a hospital in Hollywood-like fashion. He was the NFL star-turned-war-hero who actually looked like Rambo and was killed heroically battling the enemy in Afghanistan.

At least that's what the lying Bush administration wanted us to believe back in 2003. In congressional hearings that began Tuesday, testimony and evidence was put forth reinforcing charges that the White House intentionally misled the public over the details of the ambush of Pfc. Jessica Lynch and the death of Cpl. Pat Tillman in an effort to keep Americans behind the Iraq War.

Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, accused the Bushies of inventing "sensational details and stories" about these two highly publicized incidents. "The government violated its most basic responsibility," said Waxman.

As we now know, the dramatic stories put out by the Bushies about Lynch and Tillman were 100 percent false. Lynch in fact was taken prisoner after her maintenance convoy went astray and she was ambushed. Tillman met his untimely death at the hands of friendly fire. Lies, lies and more lies by the pathological lying liars who've been running our country since 2000. This was government propaganda at its best.

"I am still confused as to why they chose to lie and tried to make me a legend when the real heroics of my fellow soldiers that day were, in fact, legendary," said Lynch.

Well, I can answer that one for her. Since it stepped foot into the White House, this administration has been lying through its collective teeth and breaking law after law in order to further its aggressive, reckless right-wing agenda. The amount of lies and misdeeds has been mind-blowing: WMD; Saddam and al Qaeda connections; yellowcake uranium purchases; nation-building; the real cost of the war; the war's progress; and illegal wiretappings, to name a few. Is it any real wonder why Bush would lie about Lynch and Tillman in a shameless effort to exploit them for partisan political purposes? To use them as pawns in his delusional campaign to keep the public behind the war? This is an administration that was founded on lies, for Pete's sake.

Andy Ostroy is editor and publisher of The Ostroy Report, a New York-based blog that takes on Bush, the Republican Party and the conservative media.

The real question is, what will the Democratic-controlled Congress do about it now? Will it merely wrist-slap these liars as it has in the past when Republicans were in charge or will it finally demand accountability this time around? It's time the legislative branch of government starts doing its job and stops enabling our liar in chief. Can you say…impeachment?

Andy Ostroy is editor and publisher of The Ostroy Report, a New York-based blog that takes on Bush, the Republican Party and the conservative media.