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Taken from From the National Office by Bill Branson:

VVAW is continuing its work as an anti-war organization with a vets base and focus. The President must withdraw from Iraq and stop the 8 year war in Afghanistan, where the Generals are raising a familiar clamor for more troops. Plans have been announced to keep our GIs occupying Iraq for many more years. HELLO! We don't see much progress here! We still have quagmires abroad and no money to take proper care of veterans at home. Here is what Barack Obama had to say about Iraq in 2002; "I know that even a successful war against Iraq will require a US occupation of undetermined length, at undetermined cost, with undetermined consequences. I know that an invasion of Iraq without a clear rationale and without strong international support will only fan the flames of the Middle East, and encourage the worst, rather than best, impulses of the Arab world and strengthen the recruitment arm of al-Qaeda." Well said. Of course, even then, he thought that Afghanistan was a justified war.... Read More

Also In This Issue:

  1. Supporters Rally to Save Our Veterans Land by Steve Crandall
  2. Building a GI and Veterans Movement by IVAW Field Organizing Team [Chantelle Batemen (East Coast), Jason Hurd (Southeast), Aaron Hughes (Central and Team Leader), Joseph Callen (West)]
  3. From the National Office by Bill Branson
  4. Fraggin' by Bill Shunas
  5. Notes From the Boonies by Paul Wisovaty
  6. More US Casualties in Afghanistan (cartoon) by Jeff Danziger
  7. My View - On Generals by John Zutz
  8. My View - On Torture and Safety by John Zutz
  9. Fog of War by Harold Trainer
  10. CA Central Coast Chapter of VVAW: Something New Pays Off by Carolyn Crandall
  11. Oxy, the Smart Bomb (cartoon) by Billy X. Curmano
  12. Pleiku Jacket (poem) by Thomas Brinson
  13. New Opportunities for Veterans and GI Counseling by Ray Parrish
  14. VVAW Military Counseling Services Expanded by VVAW
  15. After Action Report: VVAW SE Regional Conference by Willie Hager
  16. Report From The Rear by Gregory Ross
  17. 58,195 (poem) by Tim Bagwell
  18. The Hero (poem) by Paul Hellweg
  19. Kent State 40th Anniversary by Bruce Hyland
  20. Tin Soldiers and Nixon's Army: Murder At Kent State by Bill Davis
  21. A Message from Jose Vasquez, Executive Director of IVAW by Jose Vasquez
  22. The Decision to Hold the G20 Summit in My Home Town by Joyce Wagner
  23. Sullivan Campaign '09: Part 1 by Joshua Noehrenberg
  24. Iraq: What Now For IVAW? by T.J. Buonomo
  25. Iraqi Labor Tour DC Report by Denice Lombard
  26. Sgt. Israel Garcia: The Ritual (poem) by Horace Coleman
  27. Pain (poem) by Paul Hellweg
  28. Winning Was Never An Option in Vietnam by Joe Miller (reviewer)
  29. No Reason For Dying by Horace Coleman (reviewer)
  30. Book Note by Jerry Lembcke
  31. Men Don't Cry by Joseph Giannini
  32. RECOLLECTIONS: Dedicated REMF Then and Dedicated REMF Now by Steve Crandall
  33. With General McChrystal at the Little Big Horn (cartoon) by Jeff Danziger

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