Thursday, November 13, 2014

Honesty vs. Cowardice

Iraq War vet/peace activist Tomas Young died Monday. Tomas Young was a victim of a needless, unnecessary war fought at the behest of a man too cowardly to go to war himself. Instead, the coward chose to fly planes at home, and when bored of flying planes, just left and got drunk.

Mr. Young died a slow, excruciatingly painful death- a death that lasted a good ten years. While Mr. Young suffered, the man who sent him to death laughed and made fun of the needless, useless war he himself had created- a war that cost hundreds of thousands of lives (many, women and children) was laughed at by those that didn't have to fight it. A needless war that created more conflicts and more enemies, persisting to this very day. 

Mr. Young is dead- but thousands of others, wounded and maimed, survive silent and unseen. The remainder of their lives spent in pain, while one man lives the rest of his in luxury and denial.


jurassicpork said...

RIP, Mr. Young. Thank you for your service to your country.

To cancer: Please find George W. Bush. He's really not trying very hard to avoid you.

Eric Rose said...

Bush and Cheney should be put on trial for war crimes against the Iraqis and the innocent US armed forces personal slaughtered to satisfy their own infantile agenda.

No one wins a war, least of which are the grunts slugging it out on the front lines.

Even just wars such as WWI and II left in their wakes unfathomable suffering and death.

Humankind is doomed to repeat our blood thirsty mistakes until no one is left.

Aline said...

Thanks for sharing this Stan...sad and powerful.