Sgt. Ricky Clousing, an Iraq war combat vet and U.S. Army interrogator, turned himself in to U.S. military custody on Aug. 11 at Ft. Lewis, Wash., after being absent from his unit for one year. Flanked by his family, fellow resisters from the Iraq and Vietnam wars, and other supporters, he spoke at a press conference at the University of Washington campus, site of the 2006 Veterans for Peace national convention.
“I witnessed our baseless incarceration of civilians. I saw civilians physically harassed. I saw an innocent Iraqi killed before me by U.S. troops. I saw the abuse of power that goes without accountability.”
Israel war resisters