Dying wounded vet writes to Bush and Cheney

Dying wounded vet writes to Bush and Cheney

Post by golfbu.. » Fri, 22 Mar 2013 22:05:10


I want to put this out there verbatim as the article shows us because
many who are locked into that right wing media stink they call drudge
and fox, will never see it on those outlets.

For those out there that would love to have us all forget about the
bush/cheney/rice/rumsfeld axis of evil that got us into a war of
convenience and re-election, here's what a wounded war vet has to say.
And unless you too are a dying wounded war vet, don't even try to find
fault...this guy gave his life to the country to serve and will pay
the ultimate price.
-------------

An Iraq War veteran who joined the U.S. Army two days after 9/11 has
written a powerful open letter to former President George W. Bush and
ex-Vice President*** Cheney accusing them of war crimes, "plunder"
and "the *** of thousands of young Americans=97my fellow
veterans=97
whose future you stole."
Tomas Young, who was shot and paralyzed during an insurgent attack in
Sadr City in 2004, five days into his first deployment, penned the
letter from his Kansas City, Mo., home, where he's under hospice care.

"I write this letter, my last letter, to you, Mr. Bush and Mr.
Cheney," Young wrote in the letter published on Truthdig.com. "I write
not because I think you grasp the terrible human and moral
consequences of your lies, manipulation and thirst for wealth and
power. I write this letter because, before my own death, I want to
make it clear that I, and hundreds of thousands of my fellow veterans,
along with millions of my fellow citizens, along with hundreds of
millions more in Iraq and the Middle East, know fully who you are and
what you have done. You may evade justice but in our eyes you are each
guilty of egregious war crimes, of plunder and, finally, of ***,
including the *** of thousands of young Americans=97my fellow
veterans
=97whose future you stole."
The 33-year-old, who was the subject of Phil Donahue's 2007
documentary "Body of War," continued:
I joined the Army two days after the 9/11 attacks. I joined the Army
because our country had been attacked. I wanted to strike back at
those who had killed some 3,000 of my fellow citizens. I did not join
the Army to go to Iraq, a country that had no part in the September
2001 attacks and did not pose a threat to its neighbors, much less to
the United States. I did not join the Army to =93liberate=94 Iraqis or
to
shut down mythical weapons-of-mass-destruction facilities or to
implant what you cynically called =93democracy=94 in Baghdad and the
Middle East. I did not join the Army to rebuild Iraq, which at the
time you told us could be paid for by Iraq=92s oil revenues.
Young believes he was injured fighting the wrong war:

I would not be writing this letter if I had been wounded fighting in
Afghanistan against those forces that carried out the attacks of 9/11.
Had I been wounded there I would still be miserable because of my
physical deterioration and imminent death, but I would at least have
the comfort of knowing that my injuries were a consequence of my own
decision to defend the country I love. I would not have to lie in my
bed, my body filled with painkillers, my life ebbing away, and deal
with the fact that hundreds of thousands of human beings, including
children, including myself, were sacrificed by you for little more
than the greed of oil companies, for your alliance with the oil sheiks
in Saudi Arabia, and your insane visions of empire.

"When Tomas Young saw President Bush on television speaking from the
ruins of the Twin Towers, his life changed," his bio on the "Body of
War" website reads. "As his basic training began at Ft. Hood, he
assumed that he would be shipped off to Afghanistan where the
terrorist camps were based, routing out Al Qaeda and Taliban warriors.
But soon, Bush ordered the invasion of Iraq."

In an interview with Truthdig.com, Young=97who suffered an anoxic
brain
injury in 2008=97said he had been contemplating "conventional"
suicide,
but decided to go on hospice care, "stop feeding and fade away."
"This way, instead of committing the conventional suicide and I am out
of the picture, people have a way to stop by or call and say their
goodbyes," Young said. "I felt this was a fairer way to treat people
than to just go out with a note."

http://SportToday.org/
oung-154541674.html

 
 
 

Dying wounded vet writes to Bush and Cheney

Post by la.. » Sat, 23 Mar 2013 10:49:52

Quote:

> I want to put this out there verbatim as the article shows us because

> many who are locked into that right wing media stink they call drudge

> and fox, will never see it on those outlets.

> For those out there that would love to have us all forget about the

> bush/cheney/rice/rumsfeld axis of evil that got us into a war of

> convenience ...

Sorry, but lets remember that Nancy Pelosi and Hillary Clinton and John Kerry and Ted Kennedy and all the prominent democrats at the time URGED President Bush to invade Iraq.  They saw the same intelligence he did.  But even with strong congressional permission, he first sought UN permission and got a near unanimous resolution. Then he got 25 other countries to join us.  ONLY THEN did he invade Iraq.  So Iraq was not quite a "war of convenience."  Most now acknowledge that Saddam with money would certainly have joined Iran with developing nuclear weapons.  They already had chemical and biological weapons, in fact almost certainly those now being used in Syria.  So the world is very glad we brought down Saddam Hussain.

Watch now as Obama backs America into another Middle East war in Syria.  Inattention and vacillation always encourages despots to act.  And here we are. A weak and irresolute leader blunders into war when early action could have prevented it.

Larry  

Larry

 
 
 

Dying wounded vet writes to Bush and Cheney

Post by Alan Bake » Sat, 23 Mar 2013 11:50:16


Quote:


> > I want to put this out there verbatim as the article shows us because

> > many who are locked into that right wing media stink they call drudge

> > and fox, will never see it on those outlets.

> > For those out there that would love to have us all forget about the

> > bush/cheney/rice/rumsfeld axis of evil that got us into a war of

> > convenience ...

> Sorry, but lets remember that Nancy Pelosi and Hillary Clinton and John Kerry
> and Ted Kennedy and all the prominent democrats at the time URGED President
> Bush to invade Iraq.  They saw the same intelligence he did.  But even with

The intelligence he biased, you mean.

Quote:
> strong congressional permission, he first sought UN permission and got a near
> unanimous resolution. Then he got 25 other countries to join us.  ONLY THEN
> did he invade Iraq.  So Iraq was not quite a "war of convenience."  Most now
> acknowledge that Saddam with money would certainly have joined Iran with
> developing nuclear weapons.  They already had chemical and biological
> weapons, in fact almost certainly those now being used in Syria.  So the
> world is very glad we brought down Saddam Hussain.

"Would have"? We were told they had the WMDs, Larry.

Quote:

> Watch now as Obama backs America into another Middle East war in Syria.  
> Inattention and vacillation always encourages despots to act.  And here we
> are. A weak and irresolute leader blunders into war when early action could
> have prevented it.

LOL

--
Alan Baker
Vancouver, British Columbia
"If you raise the ceiling four feet, move the fireplace from that wall
to that wall, you'll still only get the full stereophonic effect if you
sit in the bottom of that cupboard."

 
 
 

Dying wounded vet writes to Bush and Cheney

Post by unknow » Sat, 23 Mar 2013 12:19:57

Ten Years Later

http://SportToday.org/

Quote:

> I want to put this out there verbatim as the article shows us because

> many who are locked into that right wing media stink they call drudge

> and fox, will never see it on those outlets.

> For those out there that would love to have us all forget about the

> bush/cheney/rice/rumsfeld axis of evil that got us into a war of

> convenience and re-election, here's what a wounded war vet has to say.

> And unless you too are a dying wounded war vet, don't even try to find

> fault...this guy gave his life to the country to serve and will pay

> the ultimate price.

> -------------

> An Iraq War veteran who joined the U.S. Army two days after 9/11 has

> written a powerful open letter to former President George W. Bush and

> ex-Vice President*** Cheney accusing them of war crimes, "plunder"

> and "the *** of thousands of young Americans=97my fellow

> veterans=97

> whose future you stole."

> Tomas Young, who was shot and paralyzed during an insurgent attack in

> Sadr City in 2004, five days into his first deployment, penned the

> letter from his Kansas City, Mo., home, where he's under hospice care.

> "I write this letter, my last letter, to you, Mr. Bush and Mr.

> Cheney," Young wrote in the letter published on Truthdig.com. "I write

> not because I think you grasp the terrible human and moral

> consequences of your lies, manipulation and thirst for wealth and

> power. I write this letter because, before my own death, I want to

> make it clear that I, and hundreds of thousands of my fellow veterans,

> along with millions of my fellow citizens, along with hundreds of

> millions more in Iraq and the Middle East, know fully who you are and

> what you have done. You may evade justice but in our eyes you are each

> guilty of egregious war crimes, of plunder and, finally, of ***,

> including the *** of thousands of young Americans=97my fellow

> veterans

> =97whose future you stole."

> The 33-year-old, who was the subject of Phil Donahue's 2007

> documentary "Body of War," continued:

> I joined the Army two days after the 9/11 attacks. I joined the Army

> because our country had been attacked. I wanted to strike back at

> those who had killed some 3,000 of my fellow citizens. I did not join

> the Army to go to Iraq, a country that had no part in the September

> 2001 attacks and did not pose a threat to its neighbors, much less to

> the United States. I did not join the Army to =93liberate=94 Iraqis or

> to

> shut down mythical weapons-of-mass-destruction facilities or to

> implant what you cynically called =93democracy=94 in Baghdad and the

> Middle East. I did not join the Army to rebuild Iraq, which at the

> time you told us could be paid for by Iraq=92s oil revenues.

> Young believes he was injured fighting the wrong war:

> I would not be writing this letter if I had been wounded fighting in

> Afghanistan against those forces that carried out the attacks of 9/11.

> Had I been wounded there I would still be miserable because of my

> physical deterioration and imminent death, but I would at least have

> the comfort of knowing that my injuries were a consequence of my own

> decision to defend the country I love. I would not have to lie in my

> bed, my body filled with painkillers, my life ebbing away, and deal

> with the fact that hundreds of thousands of human beings, including

> children, including myself, were sacrificed by you for little more

> than the greed of oil companies, for your alliance with the oil sheiks

> in Saudi Arabia, and your insane visions of empire.

> "When Tomas Young saw President Bush on television speaking from the

> ruins of the Twin Towers, his life changed," his bio on the "Body of

> War" website reads. "As his basic training began at Ft. Hood, he

> assumed that he would be shipped off to Afghanistan where the

> terrorist camps were based, routing out Al Qaeda and Taliban warriors.

> But soon, Bush ordered the invasion of Iraq."

> In an interview with Truthdig.com, Young=97who suffered an anoxic

> brain

> injury in 2008=97said he had been contemplating "conventional"

> suicide,

> but decided to go on hospice care, "stop feeding and fade away."

> "This way, instead of committing the conventional suicide and I am out

> of the picture, people have a way to stop by or call and say their

> goodbyes," Young said. "I felt this was a fairer way to treat people

> than to just go out with a note."

> http://SportToday.org/

> oung-154541674.html

 
 
 

Dying wounded vet writes to Bush and Cheney

Post by golfbu.. » Sat, 23 Mar 2013 21:46:42


Quote:


> > I want to put this out there verbatim as the article shows us because

> > many who are locked into that right wing media stink they call drudge

> > and fox, will never see it on those outlets.

> > For those out there that would love to have us all forget about the

> > bush/cheney/rice/rumsfeld axis of evil that got us into a war of

> > convenience ...

> Sorry, but lets remember that Nancy Pelosi and Hillary Clinton and John Kerry and Ted Kennedy and all the prominent democrats at the time URGED President Bush to invade Iraq. ?They saw the same intelligence he did. ?But even with strong congressional permission, he first sought UN permission and got a near unanimous resolution. Then he got 25 other countries to join us. ?ONLY THEN did he invade Iraq. ?So Iraq was not quite a "war of convenience." ?Most now acknowledge that Saddam with money would certainly have joined Iran with developing nuclear weapons. ?They already had chemical and biological weapons, in fact almost certainly those now being used in Syria. ?So the world is very glad we brought down Saddam Hussain.

> Watch now as Obama backs America into another Middle East war in Syria. ?Inattention and vacillation always encourages despots to act. ?And here we are. A weak and irresolute leader blunders into war when early action could have prevented it.

> Larry

> Larry

The word "urged" is not accurate and we all know that. With the
heightened jingoism of the moment, brought about by the bush axis of
evil to whip up the crowds against anything wearing a beard and
headdress made that happen. You should know that too. Anyone voting
against going into iraq at that moment would have been chastised and
vilified by the bushies and ousted in the next election. They did what
they had to do to deal with this villain that was trying to resurrect
saddam, who his father left in place years earlier for just this kind
of occasion. All those Dems lived to fight another day and do way more
good than if they would have voted against such a move (bush's new
agenda for 2004 reelection).
Hopefully, you're not so dull as to not know this and just want to
drudge up some ***that is totally irrelevant to discussion in 2013.