In his last act, Iraq veteran’s mission turns deeply personal

CNN:  Iraq Veteran Starving to Death

How terribly tragic. He was fooled once, but never again. This is one of the most pitiful stories I have read.

The consequences of the Bush-Cheney War on Iraq will be with us for many decades to come as the soldiers they sent to war struggle with their physical and emotional scars.

“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,” Young wrote in his letter.

“On every level—moral, strategic, military and economic—Iraq was a failure,” Young wrote. “And it was you, Mr. Bush and Mr. Cheney, who started this war. It is you who should pay the consequences.”

Damn them!



4 thoughts on “In his last act, Iraq veteran’s mission turns deeply personal

  1. “I did not join the Army to go to Iraq,…”

    Well, yes he did. When a person joins the military, he or she goes where
    the commander-in chief sends them. If he was that strongly opposed
    to the war in Iraq, then he should have followed the soldiers of our generation
    in Viet Nam and reefuse to serve and take whatever penalty. The soldiers of our generation did it, whats wrong with the soldiers of present day?

    1. Obviously he joined to ‘fight al Qaeda’ as Bush egged on, but he was diverted to Iraq by the lies and propaganda of Bush, Cheney, Rice and Rummy.

  2. Now here is a moral issue…Goes to the foundation of religion and society.
    Pope Francis again championed the all male catholic church in the following:

    VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis has reaffirmed the Vatican’s criticism of a body that represents U.S. nuns that the Church said was tainted by “radical” feminism, dashing hopes that he might take a softer stand with the sisters.

    Francis’s predecessor, Benedict, decreed that the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR), a group that represents more than 80 percent of the 57,000 Catholic nuns in the United States, must change its ways, a ruling that the Vatican said on Monday still applied.

    Last year, a Vatican report said the LCWR had “serious doctrinal problems” and promoted “radical feminist themes incompatible with the Catholic faith,” criticizing it for taking a soft line on issues such as birth control and homosexuality.

    Advertise | AdChoicesThe nuns received wide support among American Catholics, particularly on the liberal wing of the church, as LCWR leaders travelled around the United States in a bus to defend themselves against the accusations.

    On Monday the group’s leaders met Archbishop Gerhard Ludwig Mueller, the new head of the Vatican’s doctrinal department, and Archbishop Peter Sartain of Seattle, who has been assigned by the Vatican to correct the group’s perceived failings.

    “Archbishop Mueller informed the (LCWR) presidency that he had recently discussed the doctrinal assessment with Pope Francis, who reaffirmed the findings of the assessment and the program of reform, ” the Vatican’s statement said.

    The Vatican reminded the group that it would “remain under the direction of the Holy See,” the statement said.

    It was the nuns’ first meeting with Mueller, who succeeded American Cardinal William Levada as head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. Levada, who retired last year, oversaw the Vatican’s investigation of the U.S. nuns.

    A statement from the LCWR said the “conversation was open and frank” and added: “We pray that these conversations may bear fruit for the good of the Church.”

    In April 2012, the doctrinal department criticized the LCWR for challenging bishops and for being “silent on the right to life,” saying it had failed to make the “Biblical view of family life and human sexuality” a central plank of its agenda.

    The nuns supported President Barack Obama’s health-care reform, part of which makes insurance coverage of birth control mandatory, while U.S. bishops opposed it….”

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