This video says about itself:
U.S. Sergeant Matthis Chiroux, 25, was in military service for many years before he came to the conclusion that the wars and occupations in Iraq and in Afghanistan are wrong and found the courage to speak out. Since last summer he has been a key activist in the U.S. veterans’ organization, Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW).
On April 4th, at a large demonstration in Strasbourg, France, Chiroux planned to publicly apologize to Afghan peace activist Malalai Joya for participating in the occupation of her country; however, before he could do so, the demonstration was disrupted by attacks of the French police. He made his apology instead on April 5, 2009, at the NATO Congress in Strasbourg.
Mental trauma takes huge toll in Afghan war. Hospital facilities are also pitiful — there is just one state-run mental health hospital with 100 beds: here.
The day after his first major campaign meeting, Francois Hollande has granted us an exclusive interview in which he gives us his vision of foreign policy. The Socialist candidate confirms that he intends to withdraw French troops from Afghanistan. However, he does not minimize the importance of the transatlantic relationship between France and the United States: here.