Tomas Young, Dying Iraq War Veteran, Pens 'Last Letter' To Bush, Cheney On War's 10th Anniversary

There are 20 comments on the www.huffingtonpost.com story from Mar 20, 2013, titled Tomas Young, Dying Iraq War Veteran, Pens 'Last Letter' To Bush, Cheney On War's 10th Anniversary. In it, www.huffingtonpost.com reports that:

Days after the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, Tomas Young, then a 22-year-old from Kansas City, Mo., made a decision repeated by many other Americans around the country: He was going to enlist in the military in hopes of getting even with the enemies who had helped coordinate the deaths of nearly 3,000 men, women and children.

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Sheik Yerbouti

Pennington, NJ

#1 Mar 20, 2013
The young man made a very accurate assessment of bush and cheney's lack of morality and character. They should both be tried for war crimes.
Makes sense

Dearborn, MI

#2 Mar 20, 2013
"Tanks for the memories"


LIES, BITTER LITTLE LIES
Over 100 Lies Told to Promote the Iraq War
An Iraq invasion 10-year anniversary special

42 min ago by Mary Noble

It's well known that when America invaded Iraq, Bush and Cheney had no evidence linking Saddam Hussein to 9/11 and knew that the chance of finding WMDs was virtually nil.

What's less well remembered is the long series of lies and misdirections that convinced Americans that war with Iraq was both necessary and desirable.

A full catalog has been compiled by Mother Jones, totaling over 200 entries. It features numerous contributions from Dick Cheney, such as his false statement on Meet the Press just one week before the invasion: "'We believe [Saddam] has, in fact, reconstituted nuclear weapons.'(Cheney later claims he misspoke.)"

The timeline also includes many now-forgotten moments of malfeasance by the mainstream media and Bush's advisors, who collectively downplayed doubts over the grounds for war.

For instance, just one day before the invasion, the Washington Post buried an article revealing major doubts over the grounds for invasion deep inside the newspaper, on page A13: "As the Bush administration prepares to attack Iraq this week, it is doing so on the basis of a number of allegations against Iraqi President Saddam Hussein that have been challenged - and in some cases disproved - by the United Nations, European governments and even U.S. intelligence reports."

The timeline also shows the dates at which the public learned they'd been deceived - in most cases months after the invasion.

Via Mother Jones.

“Obama Shames the USA”

Since: Apr 09

Location hidden

#3 Mar 20, 2013
Bush and Cheney did what the had to do. To say otherwise is treason.

“It's a Brand New Day”

Since: Feb 06

New Rochelle

#4 Mar 20, 2013
Ninthman wrote:
Bush and Cheney did what the had to do. To say otherwise is treason.
No, none of the IRAQ busness had anything to do with anything except CHENEY's private $$$ interests.
I NEVER pledged allegience to CHENEY'S WALLET.

You sucker, free speach is not treasonous; but what Bush-Cheney did to our soldiers Is TREASONOUS.

Bush - Cheney are still war criminals,(and Bush is still AWOL.)

“It's a Brand New Day”

Since: Feb 06

New Rochelle

#5 Mar 20, 2013
Makes sense wrote:
"Tanks for the memories"
LIES, BITTER LITTLE LIES
Over 100 Lies Told to Promote the Iraq War
An Iraq invasion 10-year anniversary special
42 min ago by Mary Noble
It's well known that when America invaded Iraq, Bush and Cheney had no evidence linking Saddam Hussein to 9/11 and knew that the chance of finding WMDs was virtually nil.
What's less well remembered is the long series of lies and misdirections that convinced Americans that war with Iraq was both necessary and desirable.
A full catalog has been compiled by Mother Jones, totaling over 200 entries. It features numerous contributions from Dick Cheney, such as his false statement on Meet the Press just one week before the invasion: "'We believe [Saddam] has, in fact, reconstituted nuclear weapons.'(Cheney later claims he misspoke.)"
The timeline also includes many now-forgotten moments of malfeasance by the mainstream media and Bush's advisors, who collectively downplayed doubts over the grounds for war.
For instance, just one day before the invasion, the Washington Post buried an article revealing major doubts over the grounds for invasion deep inside the newspaper, on page A13: "As the Bush administration prepares to attack Iraq this week, it is doing so on the basis of a number of allegations against Iraqi President Saddam Hussein that have been challenged - and in some cases disproved - by the United Nations, European governments and even U.S. intelligence reports."
The timeline also shows the dates at which the public learned they'd been deceived - in most cases months after the invasion.
Via Mother Jones.
Tomas Young is still protecting our American ideals, to his grave.
No you are

Astoria, NY

#6 Mar 20, 2013
Ninthman wrote:
Bush and Cheney did what the had to do. To say otherwise is treason.
You have no problem that their lies and greed has cause the deaths of thousands of Americans? I thought you were all about truth.

YOU are the shame of America. You are filth, garbage, scum.
Far Away

Anchorage, AK

#7 Mar 20, 2013
No matter his motives for writing the letter, I would remind you all that the U.S. is all volunteer and you don't get to pick the wars or the reasons for wars in which you fight and perhaps be injured or die. His accusations are also the same baseless, tenuous ramblings we've been hearing since 2003 and are as meritless now as then.

Since: Dec 07

Athens, TX

#8 Mar 20, 2013
Mr_Bill wrote:
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No, none of the IRAQ busness had anything to do with anything except CHENEY's private $$$ interests.
I NEVER pledged allegience to CHENEY'S WALLET.
You sucker, free speach is not treasonous; but what Bush-Cheney did to our soldiers Is TREASONOUS.
Bush - Cheney are still war criminals,(and Bush is still AWOL.)
He sits near home plate with Nolan Ryan every game in Arlington...why don't you come and get him, tough guy? I'm sure with cell phones nowadays there'll be plenty of video's of your being stomped into the bleachers. LMAO

Free speech is not treasonous!! barrack nobama is the most disastrous do nothing big government marxist to ever set foot in the WH. Bill Clinton should be tried for violating the constitution many times.

Love that freedom of speech.

Since: Dec 07

Athens, TX

#9 Mar 20, 2013
No you are wrote:
<quoted text>
You have no problem that their lies and greed has cause the deaths of thousands of Americans? I thought you were all about truth.
YOU are the shame of America. You are filth, garbage, scum.
You're driveway doesn't quite reach the road, does it??

Since: Dec 07

Athens, TX

#10 Mar 20, 2013
Mr_Bill wrote:
<quoted text>
Tomas Young is still protecting our American ideals, to his grave.
Thousands of young vets ride with President Bush and play golf with him and enjoy the activities and praise the President for his work after 9/11.

One young man in his final days under severe duress writes this and the left has a field day and gets giddy. Not that the young man is dying, but his anti-Iraq war message. 8 of 10 young Iraq/Afghan vets elected to congress in 2012 are republicans.

As nobama's massive epic fail continues, the left goes back to their massive propaganda messages against anything they disagree with. Gullible and pulled around the nose by nobama, the clintons and pelosi is a sad way to go through life. RFLMAO

“Obama Shames the USA”

Since: Apr 09

Location hidden

#11 Mar 20, 2013
Mr_Bill wrote:
<quoted text>
No, none of the IRAQ busness had anything to do with anything except CHENEY's private $$$ interests.
I NEVER pledged allegience to CHENEY'S WALLET.
You sucker, free speach is not treasonous; but what Bush-Cheney did to our soldiers Is TREASONOUS.
Bush - Cheney are still war criminals,(and Bush is still AWOL.)
You lie like the jit-bag you are.

“Obama Shames the USA”

Since: Apr 09

Location hidden

#12 Mar 20, 2013
If Obama would have treated the downing of the Towers like he did Benghazi, he would have done NOTHING AT ALL. Because Obama is a coward and a piece of traitorous shit. And so are the assholes that voted for Obama.
Most veterans Love Bush and Hate Obama.
Stick that up your liberal asses, traitors.

“Obama Shames the USA”

Since: Apr 09

Location hidden

#13 Mar 20, 2013
Democrats are the biggest fools on earth.

Since: Jul 07

Newport News, VA

#14 Mar 20, 2013
No you are wrote:
<quoted text>
You have no problem that their lies and greed has cause the deaths of thousands of Americans? I thought you were all about truth.
YOU are the shame of America. You are filth, garbage, scum.
do you have a problem with obama's lies on benghazi?
JESUS-ANN CHRIST

Saint Augustine, FL

#15 Mar 20, 2013
No you are wrote:
<quoted text>
You have no problem that their lies and greed has cause the deaths of thousands of Americans? I thought you were all about truth.
YOU are the shame of America. You are filth, garbage, scum.
A NOTE FROM JESUS-ANN: I'm coming for you, and I'm PISSED! I would suggest that you've been brainwashed by the same flag-waving brand of crap that justified the theft of this continent from the tribal peoples... but that would imply that you were equipped with a brain, to BEGIN with. Tomas Young is The Man -- A hero in the true sense, JohnWaynean "GipperSpeak" aside; and he is absolutely on target about Geo.W-Duh AND the Dick that is Chaney. These muthers engineered the 911 attack to insure their cohorts and business associates would profit from the industry that is war. These blackheads on the ass of humanity knew that it would take another 'Pearl Harbor'(the first '911' scam) to convince insipid asswipes like you that Americuh was/is under immediate threat -- a bullshit tip that most Americans have not bought into since the anti-war sentiment set in during/after our agent orange theme party in Nam. Chaney and Bush should be serving life in prison -- except even THAT would be too easy for them. Better they be tarred, feathered, chained and shackled in Young's yard or basement; and therein, confined to a life of servitude to Young and family -- covering chores like cooking, cleaning, laundry and pick-up/disposal of dogshit. Warning to the dog: Lie down with filth like Bush & Chaney, and you get blackheads on the ass of the canine world, as well.
No you are

Astoria, NY

#16 Mar 20, 2013
JESUS-ANN CHRIST wrote:
<quoted text>
A NOTE FROM JESUS-ANN: I'm coming for you, and I'm PISSED! I would suggest that you've been brainwashed by the same flag-waving brand of crap that justified the theft of this continent from the tribal peoples... but that would imply that you were equipped with a brain, to BEGIN with. Tomas Young is The Man -- A hero in the true sense, JohnWaynean "GipperSpeak" aside; and he is absolutely on target about Geo.W-Duh AND the Dick that is Chaney. These muthers engineered the 911 attack to insure their cohorts and business associates would profit from the industry that is war. These blackheads on the ass of humanity knew that it would take another 'Pearl Harbor'(the first '911' scam) to convince insipid asswipes like you that Americuh was/is under immediate threat -- a bullshit tip that most Americans have not bought into since the anti-war sentiment set in during/after our agent orange theme party in Nam. Chaney and Bush should be serving life in prison -- except even THAT would be too easy for them. Better they be tarred, feathered, chained and shackled in Young's yard or basement; and therein, confined to a life of servitude to Young and family -- covering chores like cooking, cleaning, laundry and pick-up/disposal of dogshit. Warning to the dog: Lie down with filth like Bush & Chaney, and you get blackheads on the ass of the canine world, as well.
um......o.k.........
No you are

Astoria, NY

#17 Mar 20, 2013
GoodNewz wrote:
<quoted text>
do you have a problem with obama's lies on benghazi?
Which ones? And please link me to sites that shows me and no they can't be Faux or Breitbart.

And I didn't realize that Obama started a war with a lie that led to thousands dying. Why is ok that Bush/Cheney did?

Since: Dec 07

Spring, TX

#18 Mar 20, 2013
No you are wrote:
<quoted text>
Which ones? And please link me to sites that shows me and no they can't be Faux or Breitbart.
And I didn't realize that Obama started a war with a lie that led to thousands dying. Why is ok that Bush/Cheney did?
There was no lie, the action was approved by congress including most democrats, including hillary.

Why was it ok for nobama to bomb Libya without congress approval??

You only have one oar in the water, don't you?
No you are

Astoria, NY

#19 Mar 21, 2013
Bluebonnets-Thistle wrote:
<quoted text>
There was no lie, the action was approved by congress including most democrats, including hillary.
Why was it ok for nobama to bomb Libya without congress approval??
You only have one oar in the water, don't you?
How can you say there was no lie? They admitted that they lied.

“Love and Peace”

Since: Mar 13

Planet Earth

#20 Mar 23, 2013
The vast majority of the above comments is why we as a nation are screwed. All this Republicans vs Democrats shit needs to end. The same intercontinental banks that put Bush into office also put Obama into office. Turn off your TVs and read.

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