This video from the USA is called Veterans and Iraq Event in Waterloo, IA.
From the Edmonton Sun in Canada:
Families of wounded military vets strugling: study
By BILL GRAVELAND, The Canadian Press
CALGARY — They are the invisible victims of Canada’s military efforts around the world.
Soldiers who can no longer serve in the military receive full pensions, but the University of Alberta study suggests their families still struggle.
A Canada-wide review involved 142 wounded soldiers and 115 of their caretakers and paints a painful picture of what life is like at home.
Reuters reports today:
U.S.-led coalition troops, backed by air strikes, killed 28 Taliban insurgents in southwestern Afghanistan, but six to eight civilians were also killed in the operation, the provincial governor said on Monday.
From the Globe and Mail in Canada:
Canadians oppose Iraq war: poll
From Monday’s Globe and Mail
June 29, 2008 at 11:11 PM EDT
OTTAWA — Canadians are solidly opposed to the war in Iraq and most Americans now believe that our decision not to join that prolonged and unpopular conflict was a good one, a new poll suggests.
A wide-ranging public opinion survey conducted earlier this month by the Strategic Counsel for The Globe and Mail and CTV explored the beliefs that Canadians and Americans hold about national security, the U.S. election, health care, gay marriage, the Iraqi conflict – and each other.
While the world views in both countries differ, the poll suggests there is considerable common ground when it comes to Iraq.
Opposition to the war is huge in Canada, where 82 per cent of respondents said the invasion was the wrong decision. That’s a major reversal from five years ago, during the early days of the conflict, when 51 per cent of poll respondents said Canadian troops should jump to the aid of the United States.
It’s also a change that is being reflected south of the border where 54 per cent of American respondents to this month’s survey said their country never should have become involved militarily in Iraq.
And an even greater number – 59 per cent – of Americans surveyed applaud Canada’s decision to stay home.
Hersh: Bush has escalated the secret war inside Iran: here.
From The Guardian:
Nearly half of British troops regularly consider quitting the army and navy because of plummeting morale, poor equipment and low pay, a Ministry of Defence survey of more than 24,000 military personnel has found.
Veteran Domestic Violence Remains Camouflaged: here.
- Saying ‘no’ to Iraq War was ‘important’ decision for Canada: Chretien (ctvnews.ca)
- You: MoD accused of neglecting Iraq war casualties (guardian.co.uk)
- Son of Midlands contractor killed in Afghanistan: ‘She loved being a soldier’ (thestate.com)
- How Americans were swindled by the hidden cost of the Iraq war (rawstory.com)
- Mali threatens to become another Afghanistan, Canada says (theglobeandmail.com)