An Iraq war veteran paralyzed from the chest down by a sniper’s bullet has elected to disconnect all of the tubes that pump liquid food and pain-killers into his body … and to die. But Thomas Young has some things to say first.

The Kansas City Star reports he has written an open letter to former President George W. Busch and former vice-president Dick Cheney accusing them of “egregious war crimes of plunder and finally of murder.”  He says their war has left hundreds of people “who will send their lives in unending pain and grief.”  His family supports his wish to die.

Young was featured in a 2008 documentary, “Body of War.”

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