Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Body of War: Tomas Young Appraises Sen. Byrd

"Tomas Young, Iraq war veteran and the main subject of the documentary Body of War. On April 4, 2004, his fifth day in Iraq, Young’s unit came under fire in the Sadr City neighborhood of Baghdad. Young was left paralyzed, never to walk again. Released from medical care three months later, Young returned home to become an active member in Iraq Veterans Against the War."

SEN. ROBERT BYRD: Twenty-three. Seventy-seven to twenty-three. The immortal twenty-three. Our founders would be so proud. Thank you for your service. Man, you’ve made a great sacrifice. You served your country well.

TOMAS YOUNG: As have you, sir.

SEN. ROBERT BYRD: Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you.

AMY GOODMAN: Senator Robert Byrd meeting Tomas Young in his Senate office.


WORD! Alexis de Tocqueville is vindicated again! That Frenchy was always amazed at how every American thinks himself the equal of his leaders. HA!

Instead of bowing ever further with every word of praise from his "better," Mr. Young answers with his own co-equal appraisal: "As have you, sir."


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