Mar 19 2013

Wishful Thinking and Lies

(h/t Susie Madrak @ Crooks & Liars)


  1. ek hornbeck
  2. ek hornbeck
  3. TMC

    Under the Nuremberg Principles, ironically authored in part by representatives of the United States, wars like Iraq are expressly forbidden.

          (a) Crimes against peace:

                  (i) Planning, preparation, initiation or waging of a war of aggression or a war in violation of international treaties, agreements or assurances;

                  (ii) Participation in a common plan or conspiracy for the accomplishment of any of the acts mentioned under (i).

    So much for international law, or our laws for matter.

    The Last Letter

    by Tomas Young

    A Message to George W. Bush and Dick Cheney From a Dying Veteran

       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.  

       I write this letter, my last letter, to you, Mr. Bush and Mr. Cheney. 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 murder, including the murder of thousands of young Americans-my fellow veterans-whose future you stole. [..]

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