Tuesday, March 18, 2008

"Winter Soldier: Iraq and Afghanistan"

Virtually ignored by the mainstream media, this four-day conference has just concluded in Silver Spring, Maryland. It featured the spoken and written testimonies of over 100 veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.

They speak about the side of these wars that our leaders, public and private, civic and corporate, would rather we never hear. Illegitimate wars cannot be prosecuted when the citizenry is fully informed.

This event follows in the vein of the original "Winter Soldier" testimonies of 1971, as the Vietnam War was becoming increasingly unpopular.

See excerpts of this powerful testimony on Democracy Now! and on the website of "Iraq Veterans Against the War".

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