10th Anniversary of the Iraq War: The Last Letter

The Last Letter
http://www.truthdig.com/dig/item/the_last_letter_20130318/
A Message to George W. Bush and Dick Cheney From a Dying Veteran

To: George W. Bush and Dick Cheney
From: Tomas Young

I write this letter on the 10th anniversary of the Iraq War on behalf of my fellow Iraq War veterans. I write this letter on behalf of the 4,488 soldiers and Marines who died in Iraq. I write this letter on behalf of the hundreds of thousands of veterans who have been wounded and on behalf of those whose wounds, physical and psychological, have destroyed their lives. I am one of those gravely wounded. I was paralyzed in an insurgent ambush in 2004 in Sadr City. My life is coming to an end. I am living under hospice care. (MORE) http://www.truthdig.com/dig/item/the_last_letter_20130318/

"You may evade justice but in our eyes you are each guilty of egregious war crimes, of plunder and, finally, of murder, including the murder of thousands of young Americans—my fellow veterans—whose future you stole".

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Great letter, we should never have gone to Iraq or Afghanistan with troops. Bush and Obama have both contributed to needless American deaths and continue to do so. Count in that mix any Rep or Sen who has not voted to defund the effort.

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"we should never have gone to Iraq or Afghanistan with troops. Bush and Obama have both contributed to needless American deaths."

Yeah, Obama had just as much to do with the US getting involved in Iraq and Afghanistan as Bush did. Pearl Harbor was Obama's fault too. Give us some more "fact checks" as you call them Fredo Hannity. LOL

UH OH- Since President Obama took office, the war in Afghanistan has claimed the lives of over 1500 US troops, according to Just Foreign Policy's US Deaths in Afghanistan: Obama vs. Bush counter, which draws on data provided by iCasualties. By comparison, 575 US troops died during President Bush's two terms.
As far as Iraq goes I'm sure the over 200 casualties under Obama will be glad to hear he had nothing to do with any of it.

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That darn Bush he ruined it for everybody. http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2013/03/20/obamas-middle-east-poli...

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Great letter, we should never have gone to Iraq or Afghanistan with troops. Bush and Obama have both contributed to needless American deaths and continue to do so. Count in that mix any Rep or Sen who has not voted to defund the effort.

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Body of War:"Story of a Paralyzed Iraq War Veteran" Part 1

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Great letter, we should never have gone to Iraq or Afghanistan with troops. Bush and Obama have both contributed to needless American deaths and continue to do so. Count in that mix any Rep or Sen who has not voted to defund the effort.

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Charts: Bush Lowballed Us on Iraq by $6 Trillion
http://www.motherjones.com/mojo/2013/03/charts-cost-iraq-war
Quote:
So what did that $6 trillion get us, exactly? Since we borrowed to pay for much of the war, we're facing nearing $4 trillion in cumulative interest between now and 2053, according to the 30 researchers who worked on the "Costs of War" report for Brown University's Watson Institute for International Studies.

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Lol

LOL mother Jones is his source and its based upon compounding interest.

Funny makes wonder what the cost of the current administrations $6 trillion debt increase will cost by 2056. It will surely dwarf the Iraq number. Especially since Obamacare is already outgrowing projected cost while simultaneously raising premiums.

MikeyA

Costs of War
http://costsofwar.org/

Costs of War Project

First released in 2011, the Costs of War report has been compiled and updated by more than 30 economists, anthropologists, lawyers, humanitarian personnel, and political scientists as the first comprehensive analysis of over a decade of wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Pakistan. The Costs of War Project analyzes the implications of these wars in terms of human casualties, economic costs, and civil liberties.

The Costs of War project is a nonpartisan, nonprofit, scholarly initiative based at Brown University's Watson Institute for International Studies at Brown University. All of the research groups’ papers to date are posted on this site, with further research findings to be posted in the coming months.

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Ah good to know that you're against the war in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Here I thought you were only against the Iraq war. Glad to know you were also against attacking the people who trained and attacked the US.

Oh BTW, we never went to war with the Soviet Union during the Cold War. Was was the cost of lives, economy and civil liberties? Same with NKorea?

MikeyA

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/tom-morello-on-dying-veteran-t...

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http://truth-out.org/news/item/15275-dying-iraq-war-veteran-tomas-young-...

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http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/mar/21/tomas-young-parting-...

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2297057/Tomas-Young-Dying-Iraq-w...

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/democracy-now/exclusive-tomas-young-rea_b_...

http://ontd-political.livejournal.com/10507589.html

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Sean Hannity Defends President Bush and The Iraq War The Only Way He Knows How: By Being A Bigger Bully Than Usual
http://www.newshounds.us/2006/03/19/sean_hannity_defends_president_bush_...
Quote from article:
Hannity began with a dose of phoney-baloney Hanctimony. “You know what, Congressman? I just thank God every day that you cut-and-run, you cheap shot, weak on homeland security and national defense Democrats - you didn’t win the election. You don’t make that decision. The president got the approval of Congress. He’s the Commander-in-Chief. And what I find frankly repugnant about you and some of your fellow Democrats – you have undermined our president, you have undermined our troops, you have undermined our war effort from day one and you’re doing it for the sinister reason of political gain and for that reason, I think you will find yourselves out of power again after the elections in 2006 cause I don’t really hear a plan for you (sic) on our homeland security. What’s your big plan, sir?”

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Shock and Awe 10 Years Later
GENE LYONS
http://www.indianagazette.com/news/opinions/gene-lyons-shock-and-awe-10-...
Quote from article:
But the purpose here isn’t to blow my own horn. (OK, maybe a little.) It’s to point out that not everybody got buffaloed. Many thousands of American and European citizens took to the streets to protest what they saw as imperialist folly.
I was also very far from being the only journalist to notice that the Bush administration’s case for Saddam Hussein’s imaginary “weapons of mass destruction” didn’t add up. Anybody reading the astringent dispatches of Knight-Ridder (now McClatchy) reporters Jonathan Landay, Warren Strobel, John Walcott and Joe Galloway couldn’t help but know the score.
But the prediction I’m proudest of was a cynical observation I made after morons began smashing Dixie Chicks CDs and re-naming fried potatoes “Freedom Fries.”

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