The Nation’s Dave Zirin might be a sports writer, but he also showed his foreign policy chops in an interview with MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry. Though a sports writer Zirin covered the Pat Tillman story, becoming friends with the Tillman family.
Zirin explained, “Pat Tillman thought the war in Iraq was illegal and I agree with Pat Tillman about that. And his family was lied to by the Bush administration about the circumstances surrounding his death, and George W. Bush gave speeches about Pat Tillman and his heroism that were lies.”
“So every time I hear about George W. Bush and staying the course and his principles I keeping wondering why he’s not on trial for war crimes for lying to the family of Pat Tillman, for lying to the families of the people who are crippled at Walter Reed, for the families that have died in the Middle East. And I wonder very strongly why the Obama administration has chosen continuity instead of a break with the policies Bush administration.”
We wonder that too, Mr. Zirin.
Here’s the video courtesy of MSNBC: