Harry - I seldom copy and paste political stuff on here. Usually the stuff does not stand the sniff test. I checked this letter out with Snopes.com. It is legit. If there were ever two guys that I really hated on this earth for what they did - it would be Bush and Cheney. Those bastards lied us into the Iraq War for political and financial gain. They dealt this country a blow from which we may never recover. I hope there is a special place in hell for these guys.
I write this letter on behalf of husbands and wives who have lost spouses, on behalf of children who have lost a parent, on behalf of the fathers and mothers who have lost sons and daughters and on behalf of those who care for the many thousands of my fellow veterans who have brain injuries. I write this letter on behalf of those veterans whose trauma and self-revulsion for what they have witnessed, endured and done in Iraq have led to suicide and on behalf of the active-duty soldiers and Marines who commit, on average, a suicide a day. I write this letter on behalf of the some 1 million Iraqi dead and on behalf of the countless Iraqi wounded. I write this letter on behalf of us all—the human detritus your war has left behind, those who will spend their lives in unending pain and grief.