Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Ten Years And It Never Ends

Whitewash Away Your Woes

...except for some:

...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.
Your positions of authority, your millions of dollars of personal wealth, your public relations consultants, your privilege and your power cannot mask the hollowness of your character. You sent us to fight and die in Iraq after you, Mr. Cheney, dodged the draft in Vietnam, and you, Mr. Bush, went AWOL from your National Guard unit. Your cowardice and selfishness were established decades ago. You were not willing to risk yourselves for our nation but you sent hundreds of thousands of young men and women to be sacrificed in a senseless war with no more thought than it takes to put out the garbage.  - Tomas Young


1 comment:

T_P_K said...

Thank you, Db, and thank you Thomas Young. I am one of those veterans who survived a war experience. I am one of those veterans who indict Cheney, Bush, Rumsfeld and Rice as the most heinous of war criminals.

It's very likely you will continue to elude justice, as it appears this country will not, in your life time, hold you responsible for your crimes against humanity.

However unfairly human contentions appear to be adjudicated on this world, in the universe, justice and divine equity do prevail. With the spirit with which you judged others, you shall also be judged.

I look forward to your trials.