Alternative Radio on 07/02/08
Winter Soldier: Testimonies from Iraq War Veterans
Taking the name Winter Soldier, dozens of war veterans gathered in Silver Spring, MD,
to talk about their experiences.
The Winter Soldier investigation originally took place in Detroit in
1971. Vietnam War veterans testified about war crimes they had
committed or witnessed. In 2003 the United States invaded Iraq on
false pretenses. Not one of the many allegations to justify the
attack was true. In an endless war and occupation no one has been
held accountable. The president says, "I don't regret it at all." The
vice-president says the war is "succeeding brilliantly."
Representative Dennis Kucinich has introduced 35 articles of
impeachment against the president. As one comic remarked, "Is that
all?" Thousands of American troops have died, tens of thousands have
been wounded, war costs may exceed $3 trillion. The war has come home
in tragic ways. Divorce, depression, PTSD, domestic violence and
suicide rates are high among returning veterans.