U.S. VETERANS OF IRAQ AND AFGHAN WAR THROW THEIR MEDALS AT THE N.A.T.O SUMMIT
Sunday’s Pro-Peace demonstrations marked the largest protest in a week-long series of actions against the NATO summit. The march was led by veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. At the conclusion, Iraq Veterans Against the War held a ceremony where 50 some veterans discarded their war medals by hurling them defiantly in the direction of the NATO summit. The publication of the following statements are not intended to impose any sort of political or ideological beliefs. They merely seek to amplify the voices of a group of courageous patriots who risked their lives on the frontlines, saw firsthand the devastating consequences of combat on military and, particularly, innocent civilian populations of both sides and to share their points of view regarding the legitimacy and viability of these specificwars – all of which are part of the larger “War on Terror” which more and more appears to be a monolithic excuse to project American power into any region of choice.
We’re Fed Up To The Ears With Excuses that Justifying New Wars For Young Soldiers And Collateral Populations To Die In.