Last week, ABC News and other venues covered Mary Tillman’s opposition to McChrystal’s appointment. McChrystal was involved in the cover-up surrounding the death of Mary’s son, former NFL star Pat Tillman.
We couldn’t agree more with Mary, and we thank her for speaking out.
In addition to being involved in this cover-up, McChrystal found himself in hot water when the unit he oversaw at Camp Nama in Iraq came under investigation in 2006 for the use of torture and abuse of prisoners as part of its interrogation methods. It has been reported by Army intelligence officers that not only did McChrystal directly violate the Geneva Conventions by prohibiting the Red Cross from making inspections at Camp Nama, but that he was often present when torture and prisoner abuse were occurring.
McChrystal’s appointment to this commission is an insult to military families, and shows how out of touch “Joining Forces” really is. Will you sign our petition today to ask McChrystal to resign from his commission? Military families need an advocate with a record of compassion, not torture and lies.