US soldiers against Bush’s Iraq war


This video series from the USA is called Popular Iraq Veterans Against the War & Veteran videos.

From Iraq Veterans Against the War in the USA:

IVAW member Casey J. Porter out of Fort Hood, TX, sends his fifth video from Iraq. In his words: “Featuring statements from former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, Former President Bill Clinton, The O’Reily Factor host Bill O’Reily, amongst many others. This is a look into the arrogance and lies of those who promoted, and continue to promote this war interlaced with combat footage straight from Iraq.

Included are scenes of Soldiers not only speaking their minds, but speaking the truth about the continued occupation of Iraq. Also featured are some of the harsh realities of combat and in the midst of that combat, good Soldiers continuing to make the best out of it by helping their “adopted” child at their combat outpost. This is an honest look into the minds of Soldiers, and an honest look into their lives during a deployment. This is Deconstructed.”

A former head of [British secret service] MI5 today describes the response to the September 11 2001 attacks on the US as a “huge overreaction” and says the invasion of Iraq influenced young men in Britain who turned to terrorism: here.

9 thoughts on “US soldiers against Bush’s Iraq war

  1. Posted by: “frankofbos” FrankOfBos@yahoo.com

    Fri Aug 22, 2008 1:12 am (PDT)

    Iraq During the Bush Years: Nothing but “Progress”-Bush History, 8/22

    While a major Republican calls optimistic pre-surge Iraq
    talk “nonsense”, Bush continues to recite a litany of “progress” in
    Iraq, even in the terrible dark pre-surge days. Today we feature what
    would be an amusing recitation of “progress”, disconnected from
    reality, were the underlying facts not so tragic.

    See more, and another Bushism ….

    http://poorgeorgesalmanac.com/?p=376

    Today’s categories: Bushisms, Iraq, Revolt of the GOP & Insiders

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  2. Intelligence Committee Hearings on Iraq War Lies

    The body of evidence proving George Bush deliberately lied to Congress and the American people about Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction is overwhelming.

    According to Ron Suskind’s new book The Way of the World, Iraq’s intelligence chief Tahir Jalil Habbush met with intelligence agents from Britain’s MI6 in Jordan in the run up to war. Habbush told MI6 that Iraq possessed no WMD or WMD programs. Richard Dearlove, head of MI6, flew to Washington in late January 2003 to deliver this information directly to George Tenet. Soon afterward Tenet briefed the highest levels of the Bush administration on Dearlove’s report, including President Bush and Vice President Cheney. Bush responded: “Why don’t they ask him to give us something we can use to help make our case?”

    CBS reported a similar story about Naji Sabri Ahmad Al-Hadithi, Iraq’s foreign minister. Newsweek reported a similar story about Hussein Kamel Hassan al-Majid, Saddam Hussein’s son-in-law and head of the WMD program in 1991 when all WMD’s were destroyed.

    Iraq’s lack of WMD’s was confirmed by the CIA, the IAEA, UNMOVIC, the Russian government, and the French government.

    The Senate and House Intelligence Committees have never held hearings on all the well-placed sources who reported Iraq had no WMD’s. To honor the U.S. troops and Iraqi civilians who have died for WMD’s that did not exist, we urge immediate hearings. Sign our petition:

    http://www.democrats.com/peoplesemailnetwork/143

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  3. Posted by: “frankofbos” FrankOfBos@yahoo.com

    Tue Aug 26, 2008 1:49 am (PDT)

    Trying to stoke the fires of war, Dick Cheney says on this date that we ‘KNOW’ Saddam has WMDs, that there is ‘no doubt’. Cheney’s testimony glosses over serious weaknesses in the WMD case.

    Related to this, Bush reveals who he thinks is ‘the finest Vice President our nation has ever had’.

    Read more ….

    http://poorgeorgesalmanac.com/?p=380

    Today’s categories: Iraq, Proven Wrong

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  4. Posted by: “frankofbos” FrankOfBos@yahoo.com

    Wed Aug 27, 2008 3:17 am (PDT)

    Iraq Hero Shows Bush What Honor is: Picks Truth Over Administration
    Lies-Bush History, 8/27

    Bush’s Pentagon spin masters manufactured a heroic tale around the
    capture and rescue of Jessica Lynch. The trouble is, it wasn’t true. In
    refusing to play along, choosing truth over Washington lies, Lynch did
    prove herself to be a hero. Also on this date, Bush admits to
    a ‘miscalculation’ in Iraq. That’s one way to describe it.

    Read more ….

    http://poorgeorgesalmanac.com/?p=381

    Today’s categories: Bushisms, Iraq, Proven Wrong

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  5. IRAQ

    US-BACKED RAIDS INFLAME DIYALA
    Since late July, Diyala has been the focus of a major security operation, involving 30,000 members of the Iraqi security forces, backed by American troops, which has resulted in hundreds of arrests.
    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/20/world/middleeast/20iraq.html?ref=world

    ACCORD ISN’T REALLY ABOUT WITHDRAWAL
    Even if the goal of withdrawing combat troops by 2011 is realized, the accord does leave open the possibility that American military trainers and support forces could remain in Iraq after that time. It is unclear whether the accord provides for semipermanent military bases in the country, and what role the United States would play in providing air and naval support for Iraq.
    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/22/world/middleeast/22baghdad.html?hp

    SADRISTS DENOUNCE U.S.-IRAQ DEAL
    They held up banners reading “The dubious agreement means a permanent colonization of Iraq” and “Iraq is not a U.S. colony.”
    http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/iraq/2008-08-22-Iraq-deal_N.htm

    IRAQIS CRITICIZE PHONY “WITHDRAWAL” PLAN — WANT US OUT NOW
    “The government that came with this occupation does not represent us,” said a woman who gave her name as Um Mohammed, adding that her father was detained by U.S. forces for a year before being released without charge. “We don’t want any financial agreement, any political agreement, any security agreement with them. We don’t want anything to do with them.”
    http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-iraq23-2008aug23,0,1996062.story

    IRAQIS: AND TAKE YOUR OIL COMPANIES WITH YOU
    After the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in 2003, many Iraqi and U.S. officials, along with many Iraqi oilmen, pushed for opening the fields to competitive bidding. . . . Since the invasion, however, several attempts at inviting foreigners in have withered. After wresting control of its oil resources from Western powers decades ago, many Iraqis are still loath to see foreign companies back.
    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB121859029778435427.html?mod=googlenews_wsj

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  6. GI RESISTANCE

    SOLDIER WHO DESERTED TO CANADA DRAWS 15-MONTH TERM
    [A]about 200 American troops had fled to Canada because of moral objections to the war. About 40 troops who left their units after refusing to fight in Iraq have been sentenced to military prisons as a result.
    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/23/us/23resist.html?_r=1&ref=us&oref=slogin

    IRAQI WAR VETS’ GROUP IN OKLAHOMA CITY TO PUSH FOR WAR’S END
    Several members of Iraq Veterans Against the War called Monday for the immediate withdrawal of American troops in Iraq, full benefits for returning veterans and reparation for Iraqis. Their national tour will take them to eight military installations and to next week’s Democratic National Convention being held in Denver.
    http://newsok.com/iraqi-war-vets-group-in-oklahoma-city-to-push-for-wars-end/article/3285471/?tm=1219116745

    INKED UP AT CAMP LEJEUNE, AND A NEW CHAPTER ON THE WAY
    The night ended on a high note as we announced the formation of the new Camp Lejeune chapter of IVAW– the second chapter that’s been created during this tour.
    http://ivaw.org/node/3963

    SUPPORT IVAW’S 2008 BASE TOUR
    The costs for IVAW’s State of the Union Base Tour are substantial. You can help out with donations to cover some of the expenses below.
    http://ivaw.org/basetour/support

    IVAW’S PROUD HERITAGE
    The members of the IVAW house are the newest incarnation of a long tradition of anti-war activism by US military veterans. They are the tattooed, web-savvy descendents of the Spanish-American war veterans who decried US torture of Filipino rebels at the turn of the 20th century, and the shaggy-haired Vietnam vets who tossed away their medals in protest.
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2008/aug/20/iraq.usa

    ANTIWAR MOVEMENT

    LATINO PLATFORM CALLS TO END IRAQ, AFGHANISTAN WARS
    A coalition of Hispanic groups offered its recommendations for both party’s platforms Thursday, including calls to end the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
    http://www.kentucky.com/676/story/497888.html

    THE ANTIWAR MOVEMENT AND THE “GOOD WAR”
    Those forces in the antiwar movement that don’t include opposition to the U.S. occupation of Afghanistan are at risk of being made irrelevant by the dedication of increasing amounts of U.S. military firepower and personnel to the “good war”. . . . But during the last year, UFPJ has done very little to rectify this “silence”. . . . If IVAW doesn’t address the despair, anger and disillusionment of U.S. soldiers deployed to Afghanistan, vets and active-duty troops will go elsewhere for a way to express their antiwar views.
    http://socialistworker.org/2008/08/22/antiwar-movement-and-afghanistan

    REPORT FROM DAY 1 @ THE DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION
    Today, thousands of activists from across the country rallied at the State Capitol and marched through the streets of Denver to kick off a week of protests during the Democratic National Convention.
    http://dncrnc.wordpress.com/

    IN DENVER, SOME PROTESTERS ALSO OPPOSE AFGHAN WAR
    “The Democrats are an imperialist party, too. The war in Iraq and the war in Afghanistan are both the wrong wars. . . . If the US wants to stop terrorism, they should stop participating in it.”
    http://www.boston.com/news/politics/2008/articles/2008/08/25/in_denver_opposition_to_iraq_war_binds_demonstrators/

    MASS PROTESTS SET FOR BOTH POLITICAL CONVENTIONS
    Massive demonstrations on the most important issues affecting the people of this country and the world will coincide with, and in some cases directly challenge, these conventions.
    http://www.workers.org/2008/us/conventions_0828/

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  7. GI LIFE AND DEATH

    WAR VETERANS’ CONCUSSIONS OVERLOOKED
    As many as 300,000, or 20 percent, of combat veterans who regularly worked outside the wire, away from bases, have suffered at least one concussion. . . . “The Army was raking these guys over the coals.”
    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/26/us/26tbi.html?ref=us

    SOLDIERS’ SUICIDE RATE ON PACE TO SET RECORD
    Suicides among active-duty soldiers this year are on pace to exceed both last year’s all-time record and, for the first time since the Vietnam War, the rate among the general U.S. population.
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/09/04/AR2008090403333.html

    ARMY OPENS PREP SCHOOL FOR DROPOUTS
    ”There’s no jobs out there, nothing. It’s just horrible.”
    http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/us/AP-Army-Prep-School.html

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  8. Antiwar Veterans & Military Families

    Bipartisan War
    Former Army sniper Garett Reppenhagen of Colorado Springs, Colo., said, “Both parties got us into this war, both parties need to get us out.”
    http://www.fortmilltimes.com/124/story/275015.html

    Neither Iraq Nor Afghanistan
    Juan Torres, whose son, Juan Torres Jr., was killed at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan, told me . . . . “We’re here to stop the war in Afghanistan, too.”
    http://www.alternet.org/story/97812/

    IVAW Debates Afghanistan
    “IVAW is in a unique position to lead the antiwar movement on [Afghanistan], and begin to build solidarity with veterans opposed to the global war on terror.
    http://socialistworker.org/2008/09/08/antiwar-veterans-conventions

    VFP Takes Stand Against Afghan War
    The resolution called for the immediate withdrawal of all military and intelligence forces.
    http://pacificfreepress.com/content/view/3007/1/

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