Body Of War

Last night, 3-21-08, on the PBS Bill Moyers Journal, Bill talked

with Phil Donahue and Ellen Spiro on the true cost of war and their documentary, BODY OF WAR

Photobucket The filmmakers talk about Iraq war veteran Tomas Young who was shot and paralyzed less than a week into his tour of duty. Three years in the making, BODY OF WAR tells the poignant tale of the young man’s journey from joining the service after 9/11 to fight in Afghanistan, to living with devastating wounds after being deployed to Iraq instead.


The official site for the documentary includes behind-the-scenes photos, video and a listing of showings in the U.S.

In case you didn’t know about this weeks show, or missed it or part of it, you can view part one here followed by part two here

You can also find a link to the transcript and much more.

Especially this:

Photobucket Tomas Young worked with musician Eddie Vedder on an album to accompany BODY OF WAR.

Visit the Web site for the album and then head over to the blog to tell us about your favorite protest songs.


When you enter the Album Website you will listen to the Documentary Track Theme Song No More by Eddie Vedder and Ben Harper

After viewing the Journals show, and the Documentary site as well as the Album site, a Re-Visit, or first visit, to War Comes Home – Winter Soldiers – Iraq and Afganistan would be in order! As well as a Visit to The Real News Network Iraq Page to view a number of the Testimonies from ‘Winter Soldier 2008’ as well as newly added video’s about Iraq.


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    • jimstaro on March 22, 2008 at 14:32

    GI death toll in Iraq nears 4,000  

    Three U.S. soldiers die in Iraq, toll nears 4,000

    The three deaths, which brought the number of U.S. soldiers killed since the U.S.-led invasion in 2003 to 3,996, came just days after U.S. President George W. Bush said the United States was on track to victory in Iraq.

    Video: A psychic Dr. Zbigniew Brzezinski

    • jimstaro on March 22, 2008 at 14:53

  1. Award winning.

    Thanks Phil Donohue and Bill Moyers.

    Thanks Jim for writing about it.

  2. I watched Moyers show today online.  I wish I had a clip of the debate in congress prior to the iraq war to send around.  The republicans were parroting Bush’s talking points and a few brave democrats were asking questions such as: how much is it going to cost? What will happen with the sectarian divisions in Iraq?  How many US soldiers will dies? Why rush to war — do we know if Saddam is really a threat?

    McCain was among the parrots.  We shouldn’t let anyone forget it, either.  

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