Iraq Veterans Against the War just released an eighteen minute video to build for their upcoming Winter Soldier testimony in D.C. March 13-16. This is powerful stuff, with testimonials from soldiers who were there. “I was lied to.”
In 1776, Thomas Paine wrote: â€œThese are the times that try menâ€™s souls. The summer soldier and sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of his country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman.â€
In 1971, a courageous group of veterans exposed the criminal nature of the Vietnam War in an event called Winter Soldier. Once again, we will demand that the voices of veterans are heard.