Tomas Young, who was shot and paralyzed during an insurgent attack in Sadr City in 2004, five days into his first deployment, has penned an open letter to former President George W. Bush and ex-Vice President #$%$ Cheney from his Kansas City, Mo., home, where he's under hospice care.
The letter accuses the two of war crimes, "plunder" and "the murder of thousands of young Americans—my fellow veterans—whose future you stole."
"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."
“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 “liberate” Iraqis or to shut down mythical weapons-of-mass-destruction facilities or to implant what you cynically called “democracy” 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’s oil revenues.”
You can find the full text of the letter at Yahoo! News and other websites.
It is interesting how the right wingers here have excoriated Clinton and Rice for perecived failures in the Benghazi event but remain silent about the corrupt invasion of Iraq, a showing of how they are motivated more by political bias than true patriotism.