USA: A Dead Soldier’s Father Speaks Out Against the Iraq War


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From In Motion Magazine in the USA:

A Father Speaks Out Against the Iraq War

By Paul Rockwell, June 17, 2006.

Imagine losing your child in a war based on lies and misinformation.

On Father’s Day, Fernando Suarez del Solar remembers his son.

His buddies in the Marines called him the “Aztec warrior.”

Jesus Suarez del Solar was one of the first Americans killed during [the] invasion of Iraq.

On March 27, 2003 Jesus stepped on an undetonated U.S. cluster bomb and bled to death in a remote desert near Diwaniya.

Jesus left behind his wife and 1-year-old son, his mother, three sisters, and a father who now speaks out against the occupation of Iraq.

As a representative of Military Families Speak Out, a burgeoning organization of 1,500 families who call for an end to the U.S. occupation of Iraq, Fernando Juarez tells high school and college students: Stay in school; don’t be deceived by false promises from recruiters for Bush.

Fernando Suarez del Solar is a Mexican-born American citizen.

With his wife and children, he immigrated from Tijuana, Mexico, to Escondido, California, where he delivered newspapers and worked at a Seven-Eleven store.

Paul Rockwell: How did your son lose his life in Iraq?

Fernando Suarez: On March 26th the army dropped cluster bombs outside a city.

The next day my son’s unit received orders to advance into the area. That’s when he stepped on a cluster bomb.

Soldiers’ families smeared by Rightist bloggers: here.

On US chickenhawk Ann Coulter’s call to murder US Democrat representative Murtha: here.

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