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Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Resisting an Immoral War

Despite what the evening news on the major networks would have us believe, a good number of U.S. soldiers are refusing to fight the criminal war in Iraq. Here is one soldier's story:
While stationed in Iraq, Ivan Brobeck was assigned to security at checkpoints in the city of Mahmudiyah and Fallujah. While in Iraq he witnessed the abuse of Iraqi detainees and the killing of civilians by the United States military. Brobeck completed his seven-month tour in Iraq with his unit and returned to the United States in October 2004. Upon returning from Iraq, he suffered symptoms of PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) and went UA (Unauthorized Absence) in March 2005. In April 2005 Ivan Brobeck fled to Canada to seek sanctuary. On Election Day 2006, Brobeck planned to return to the United States and turn himself in to the custody of the Marines.
Read more soldiers' stories here. And then tell me why we're fighting in Iraq.



2 comments:

O'Brien said...

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pissed off patricia said...

Who the hell can blame any of them for trying to avoid that hell hole that we have created.

The other night on the news they had a story about a soldier who had lost most of his hearing due to something that happened in the war. He also had some mental problems. He had just been called to go back to Iraq. He and his family are scared to death for him. His dad said the army won't take a volunteer who has that much hearing loss, but they will send this guy back for another tour.

I think this is criminal.

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