|Letter to President Bush
"As a young man I was honored to serve our nation as a commissioned
officer and helicopter pilot in the US Navy. Before me in WWII, my
father defended the country spending two years in the Pacific aboard
the USS Hornet (CV-14). We were patriots sworn "to protect and
defend". Today I conclude that you have dishonored our service and
the Constitution and principles of our oath."
By Joseph W. DuRocher Truthout/ Letter March 04, 2006
Iraq veteran speaks out against war
Former Marine tells ND crowd his experience reshaped his
Rob Sarra is not a pacifist. Sometimes, the former U.S. Marine
sergeant regrettably believes war is a necessary evil. "But when
military power is used, it better be for a ... good reason," Sarra
said. "And this was not it."
By Patrick M. O'Connell, South Bend Tribune Nov., 17, 2004
Why This Soldier Can't Support This War
by Justin Gordon
I was a captain with the 2nd Battalion 4th Field Artillery during the
invasion of Iraq. My active duty commitment to the military ended
in May 2004. In January 2003, I requested a transfer to this
battalion to fill an officer vacancy because it was the first battalion
from Fort Sill to mobilize during the pre-invasion build up. I, like
the rest of us, still felt the deep emotions that followed 9/11. I was
told of stockpiles of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq and links
to al-Qaeda. I wanted to do my part to protect America.
Backing for Bush on Iraq is gone, local veterans say
The televisions at VFW Post 2500 in Hollywood were tuned to
President Bush on Tuesday, but his words weren't getting raptattention.
By Michael Mayo South Florida Sun-Sentinal June 29, 2005
'I'm Not Going to Come Home': One Marine's Third Iraq Tour
Shaded by a towering blue spruce in Wheeler Park stands a gray
granite monument that honors this city's men and women who have
died in combat from the Spanish-American War to, as the memorial
reads, "Iraqi Freedom."
By Sylvia Moreno Washington Post July 5, 2005
U.S. unaware of realities of Iraq war, vet says
Critical of the U.S. media and Bush administration, a veteran of the
war in Iraq spoke Thursday night about the realities of the conflict,
saying that U.S. soldiers there were ill-equipped, poorly trained and
largely unsupportive of the war.
By Stu Woo
|The Killing Has Got to Stop
I write as a veteran who has a special love for our troops and their
families, and as the father of Lt. Benjamin Colgan, who was killed in
action in Baghdad on Nov. 1, 2003. I also write on behalf of those
who joined me in meeting with Washington Sen. Maria Cantwell last
December about this senseless war in Iraq.
by Joe Colgan, Feb. 02, 2006
Seattle Post Intelligencer
A Young Marine Speaks Out"
"I'm sick and tired of this patriotic, nationalist, fascist crap."
12-08-06 Lew Rockwell Reproduced from Information Clearing House
by Philip Martin
"An Open Letter to Iraq Veterans Against the War."
" But never support a pro-war party and candidate."
September 1, 2008 Reproduced from LewRockwell.com
Mother of Soldier Slain in Iraq Speaks Out
by Kay Liss
She held up family photos of her son Casey as a toddler, at his
confirmation, as a 21-year-old in boot camp and then, the
photo that appeared in The New York Times last April, of his
coffin, his brother kissing it to say goodbye
A war supporter disillusioned in Iraq
He believed in the fight, his family said, until he entered the war
By Carrie Budoff
The Case of Sergeant Benderman
When Sgt. Kevin Benderman went to Iraq on March of 2003, he
saw the destruction of a nation, he saw a little girl with a burnt arm
asking the soldiers for help they were ordered not to provide, he saw
people drinking water from mud puddles, and he saw that Iraqis
were regular people, just like himself, and that our military should
not bring destruction to that country.
By Camilo Mejia
My Brother Died for a Ruse
For the first 30 years of my brother Sherwood Baker's life, his
mission was to be a responsible citizen. He made oaths and he
honored those oaths. This made him a loving father and husband.
This also made him a noble and committed soldier.
By Dante Zappala
|'Unit's' military expert has fighting words for Bush
"The harm that has been done is irreparable. There are more than
2,000 American kids that have been killed. Tens of thousands of
innocent Iraqis have been killed which no one in the U.S. really cares
about those people, do they? I never hear anybody lament that fact. It
has been a horror, and this administration has worked overtime to
divert the American public's attention from it. Their lies are coming
home to roost now, and it's gonna fall apart."
By David Kronke, LA Daily News, March 29, 2006
|What's wrong with cutting and running?
Everything that opponents of a pullout say would happen if the U.S.
left Iraq is happening already, says retired Gen. William E. Odom, the
head of the National Security Agency during the Reagan
administration. So why stay?
By William E. Odom August 03, 2005
|Odom: Want stability in the Middle East? Get out of Iraq!
In his last piece for NiemanWatchdog.org, retired Gen. William
Odom argued that all the terrible things the Bush administration says
would happen if we pulled our troops out of Iraq are happening
already. In a new postscript, Odom writes that the converse is true as
well: Bush says he wants to bring democracy and stability to the
greater Middle East -- but in fact the only way to achieve that goal is
to get out of Iraq now.
By William E. Odom November 11, 2005
|Confessions of a Marine!
By Jean-Paul Mari Le Nouvel Observateur, Oct.27, 2005
Iraq: The story no American publisher wanted!
In a just-published book, Master Sergeant Jimmy Massey tells
about his mission to recruit for, then fight in, the war in Iraq. He
tells why he killed. And cracked.
A Matter of Survival When I was home in New Hampshire on leave
last month, a lot of people approached me to tell what a good job
we're doing here in Iraq. I appreciate the support, but I don't need the
media or those people to tell me what I see every day. We are not
getting the job done.
By George Sprague Concord Monitor/Letter Oct. 28, 2004
|AFL-CIO Convention Calls For Troop Withdrawal From Iraq
by David Bacon, Zmag.org
On the second day of its convention in Chicago, the AFL-CIO took
an historic step, calling for the rapid withdrawal of US troops from
Iraq, and an end to the country's occupation. Public attention has
focused largely on the split in US labor, and the decision by two of
the federation's largest unions to leave. Yet the impact of this call
will reverberate for years, with as profound effect on the future of
US workers and their unions.
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|To my fellow veterans: Are you tired of the bull shit from the War
Party, (The Republicans and the Democrats) and their control of the
media in stressing how Americans should support the troops by
supporting this criminal, fascist, barbaric war? This veteran is
opposed to the war criminals, Bush and "Bomb, Bomb, Bomb,
Iran" McCain, Obama, Clinton, Pelosi, Hoyer, Boehner,
McConnell, Pence, Lugar, Bayh, Lieberman, Levin, Waxman
and their "dirty" wars. The best way to support our troops is to
listen to them. Fort Hood soldiers breaking the silence in war in
Iraq, tells it like it is. "Bring the troops home now! To betray the
trust of our troops by ignoring their requests to "Hey, bring those
guys home," is treason. Supporting our troops and their call for
withdrawal is one of the highest forms of patriotism.
|Have you read: "Study: False statements preceded war." There
were 935 lies in a two year period. President Bush lied 259 times.
Secretary of State Colin Powell lied 244 times. National Security
Advisor Condoleezza Rice lied 56 times.
Also please read , "Truth was first U.S. casualty in Iraq war: Study".
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|"Fort Hood soldiers breaking the silence in war in Iraq"
"Hey, bring those guys home," Sgt. Selena Coppa said. "There is a
cost to this war. This war is being paid in American blood, in my
soldier's blood. And that is not okay." Coppa said.
By Chelsea Hover www.news8austin.com Feb. 17, 2008
|Support Our Troops, Support Military Families Speak Out:
STOP THE FUNDING; STOP THE KILLING AND
WOUNDING OF AMERICAN TROOPS!
READ THE LATEST PRESS RELEASE FROM MILITARY
FAMILIES SPEAK OUT.
|This is the latest update to this page, Sept. 1, 2008. Memorial Day
and July 4th have passed. Be patriotic, be sure and wear your
Israeli Flag lapel pin, so those of our troops;, the KIA and WIA on
behalf of Israel in Iraq and soon in Iran are properly remembered!
After over five years of an endless, needless, barbaric, fascist, criminal
war based upon lies, deceit and greed, the War Party controlled
Congress will continue funding the Iraq occupation with another $ 165
billion. Despite pleas for withdrawal from Iraq; from our troops
in Iraq, the Iraq Veterans Against the War, the AFL-CIO, Military
Families Speak Out, Vietnam Veterans Against War, Veterans for
Peace and dozens of patriotic peace groups, the killing of American
troops will continue with the blessings of "Christian America's"
War Party's leaders in Congress. Why?
(1) Because Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan have to be either
invaded or agree to the presence of U.S. Armed Forces and
therefore occupied forever so the goals of "The New U.S. British
Oil Imperialism" can succeed; the Afghanistan North-South
Please read Paul Thompson's "Central Asian Oil, Enron, And The
Afghanistan Pipelines." This documents Unocal's and The U.S.
continuous pipeline dealings with the Taliban as early as September ,
Please start with and read the paragraph "Sepember 27, 1996: The
Taliban conquer Kabal- - - - ."
Then read the paragraph starting, "December 4, 1997: Representatives
of The Taliban are invited guests to the Texas headquarters of
Unocal to negotiate their support for the pipeline. Future President
Bush, Jr., is Governor of Teaxas at the time."
(2) Because of the influence of Israel and it's main lobby, AIPAC.
These wars have to continue until every Arab and Moslem nation in
the Middle East is subservient to and controlled by Zionist, Likud,
Israel. This is why "Zionist" Speaker Nancy Pelosi removed the
restriction requiring Congressional approval before Bush could
order an attack on Iran. Please read, "Ron Paul Claims Pelosi
Spiked Iran Bill." .
|Who would Jesus torture ? Since President Bush claims to be "God's
messenger," do God and Jesus approve of the now documented
tortures and murders of detainees? See "Ex.State Dept. Official :
Hundreds died in U.S. custody, at least 25 murdered." Since
President Bush claims to be "God's messenger," do God and Jesus
support the "shock and awe" bombings that have murdered thousands
of innocent Iraqi women and children? Who would you torture and
Updated 11-17-2008 Has the surge worked? Not in my opinion!
Americans must remember that the last six years of occupation in
Iraq has produced unbelievable "ethnic cleansing" between the
Sinnis and Shiites! I am proud of Sgt. Casey Porter and his
attempts to portray the US occupation in realistic terms. Please
read Jennifer Fenton's article, "Documenting The Surge: U.S.
Soldier's Films Expose The Realities of The Iraq Occupation."
|How many times have Senators McCain, Obama, Clinton, Bayh,
Biden, "Jewish Joe" Lieberman, Lugar and Speaker Pelosi and
Reps. Ackerman, Boehner, Hoyer, Mike Pence and the many
Soldiers and Military Families Speak Out
Military Families Decry Move to Send More Troops to Afghanistan
“Honor Veterans by Bringing Our Troops Home!”
CommonDreams.org Nov. 10, 2009
Celeste Zappala, the mother of Sgt. Sherwood Baker who was killed in action in
Iraq in 2004 and was the first member of the Pennsylvania National Guard to die
in combat since World War II, declares, "It serves no purpose to have more
service members and civilians die in Afghanistan, where the military occupation is
part of the problem, not part of the solution. There wasn't a clear mission in Iraq,
and there certainly isn't a clear mission in Afghanistan. A surge of troops is
exactly the wrong approach and will just ensure that more families will experience
the unbearable and unending pain that my family has experienced. It will be no
honor to my son or family to have more troops deployed and killed." For over five
years, Celeste and her family have spoken up for nonviolent solutions to conflicts
as members of Gold Star Families Speak Out..
Iraq war hero now working in call centre speaks of anger at
The youngest soldier to win the George Cross, Chris Finney, has
spoken of his “real anger” at the government and revealed he is
now working in a call centre.
Reproduced for “fair use” from Telegraph.co.uk
Ex-Marine speaks out against Iraq war Corvallis man who served
two tours in Iraq plans three Rogue Valley presentations
April 29, 2009 By Paul Fattig Mail Tribune
Another G.I. has seen through the facade of this war!
Please read: Wis. reservist refuses to return to Iraq.
He said he now views the Iraq War as "an illegitimate ,
unnecessary campaign," and he feels that by making him take part,
the government broke the contract which he agreed to defend the U.
S. By James A. Carlson, Associated Press, Monday, Feb. 23, 2009