Salon.com News | Maimed but not mute: “‘I was called to serve in Iraq because the government said there were weapons of mass destruction — but they weren’t there,’ Spc. Robert Acosta, 21, who was an ammunitions specialist with the 1st Armored Division in Iraq, says in the thought-provoking ad. ‘They said Iraq had something to do with 9/11 — but the connection wasn’t there … So when people ask me where my arm went, I try to find the words, but they’re not there.’ The ad ends with a shot of Acosta removing his prosthesis, revealing a stub where his right hand should be. “

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