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video (6 min, 20 sec.) from the Veterans for Peace Bus Tour stop in Pittsburgh, PA. Saturday July 17, 10AM.
Location: Vietnam Veterans' Memorial, Pittsburgh North Shore (near Heinz Field)
Sanford Kelson, coordinator of the Pittsburgh chapter of Veterans for Peace and a Vietnam era veteran, explains, "One of the worst things that can happen to a soldier is to be placed in a violent situation where s/he must kill or be killed based on a lie. President Bush and high members of his administration lied to the troops in Iraq, resulting in senseless death and destruction. We demand that they be brought home. To do less would dishonor all those soldiers who have served in Iraq believing they were fighting for an honorable cause."
Jen Saffron, also from Pittsburgh and whose brother is currently serving in Iraq, spoke at the event along with several members of the national Veterans for Peace bus tour. She added, "It is beyond difficult to bear witness to my brother risking his life, leaving his three girls and wife under the guise of Saddam as an international threat. Why fund a lie when billions of our tax dollars could be waging a war against poverty, racism, and social injustice right here at home?" The event was introduced by Tim Vining, executing director of the Thomas Merton Center.
This video was edited by the Pittsburgh Indymedia Video Collective; footage was provided courtesy of Veterans for Peace.
This version is much smaller (2.4M) and much lower quality, for dial-up modem users.
Where You Been
by nospam Friday, Jul. 23, 2004 at 5:51 PM
Where have you been. The proof that no lies were told is all over the place, but of course a bush hater would go on with the lie crap simply because the truth don't matter to them. YOU LIE.
No Bush Lies
by O'Reilly Youth Monday, Jul. 26, 2004 at 8:47 AM
Exactly. If you ignore the Bush junta lies about Iraq's WMD's, al Qaeda ties, involvement in the 9/11 attacks, and it's immediate threat to the US, Bush has been nothing but truthful and has followed the 1996 invasion plan proposed by the PNAC.