Winter Soldier on Capitol Hill Tomorrow (Thursday)
From Iraq Vets Against the War:
Congress has heard from politicians, pundits, and generals, but not, up to this point, from the average boots-on-the-ground soldier.
On May 15th, Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW) and the Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) begin the process of righting this imbalance with Winter Soldier on the Hill. Nine members of IVAW will testify before the CPC about rules of engagement, the killing and abuse of civilians, the use of drop weapons, and the true consequences of the "surge."
Winter Soldier on the Hill will allow the US Congress to be more fully informed about the situation in Iraq through soldiers’ eyewitness accounts of the on-going military occupation, while they debate (more than likely for the last time during the Bush-Cheney administration) the funding for U.S. military operations in Iraq.
Pacifica Radio station KPFA will be broadcasting Winter Soldier on the Hill live from 9AM – 1PM Eastern Time on May 15th. You can listen to the testimony on 94.1 FM if you live in the Berkley, CA area, or listen on their website at www.kpfa.org.
Who: Iraq Veterans Against the War & The Congressional Progressive Caucus
What: Winter Soldier on the Hill – An Open Forum
When: 15 May 2008 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Where: 2261 Rayburn House Office Building