<\body> Stories in America: Iraq Vets Protested at Today's Rallies: My Own Commander Told Us We Were There for Oil

Saturday, January 27, 2007

Iraq Vets Protested at Today's Rallies: My Own Commander Told Us We Were There for Oil

Fernando Braga, a 24-year-old Bronx native who is a member of the Army National Guard, said that he was skeptical of the war before it started. Mr. Braga said his views hardened into opposition while he served in Iraq from March 2004 through January 2005.

“My own commander told us when we arrived that if we thought we were there for any reason other than oil then we had another think coming,” he said. “I realized even commanding officers were against it but following orders.”

Michael McPhearson, executive director of Veterans for Peace, said more than 100 veterans from the Iraq war participated in the march, and several hundred veterans from previous wars attended as well.


At 1/27/2007 10:09 PM, Blogger JACK BOO said...

So where are they hiding all the oil we took?

At 1/28/2007 10:33 AM, Anonymous clemenhagen said...

To all the military service men and women reading or posting on this board. We admire and respect your service to our country. Our president has used our military in a reckless and cynical fashion. They asked for the service of men like Pat Tillman, and then lied about and covered up the circumstances of his death because it did not fit into the propaganda web they were spinning. They continue to paint this war as a struggle against terrorism; Iraq has nothing to do with terrorism. The one trillion plus dollars, thousands of American lives, and hundreds of thousands of Iraqi lives are being wasted in the name of corrupt corporate greed. Please, join those already on the streets in demanding this farce of a war be ended as soon as possible.


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