Iraq war Veteran, “sick and tired of being tired”

Posted: March 22, 2013 in Uncategorized

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Today we hear from paralyzed Iraq War veteran Tomas Young on why he wishes to end his life. We’re joined by his wife, Claudia Cuellar, and friend Phil Donahue, the legendary TV talk show host and producer of the documentary on Young called Body of War. “On one hand, I am sick and tired of being sick and tired,” Young tell us. “And on the other, I don’t want to watch my body waste away.” Donahue calls Tomas’ announcement “a very unusual act of moral courage. He wants people to see this because he came home from the most sanitized war of my lifetime. We don’t see this. Less than 5 percent of us have made a personal sacrifice for this war. And Tomas is one of them.” Listen to this powerful interview and please share your thoughts.

Exclusive: Dying Iraq War Veteran Tomas Young Explains Decision to End His Life

In the week marking the 10th anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq, Democracy Now! looks at the remarkable life and imminent death of Iraq War veteran Tomas Young in a special extended broadcast. We also speak with Phil Donahue about Young’s decision and his documentary on Young, “Body of War.”

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