Thursday, June 24, 2010

3 U.S. Soldiers Speak Out on McChrystal’s Firing, Petraeus’ Replacement and the Unending War in Afghanistan

Democracy Now!
With Amy Goodman

"President Obama says the Afghan war will continue as planned despite his firing of General Stanley McChrystal over disparaging comments made by McChrystal and his aides about top U.S. officials. Obama has named General David Petraeus, head of the U.S. Central Command and architect of the surge in Iraq, as a successor. The firing of McChrystal comes at a perilous moment in the Afghan war, with June now the deadliest month for the NATO force since the 2001 invasion. We speak to three soldiers: Brock McIntosh, is an Afghan war vet who has filed for conscientious objector status;
Victor Agosto, who was jailed after refusing to deploy to Afghanistan after serving in Iraq; and Camilo Mejia, the first GI who served in Iraq to have publicly resisted the war....."

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