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Saturday, August 26, 2006

VIDEO | GI War-Resistance Grows: Sgt. Ricky Clousing Turns Himself In

A Film by Sari Gelzer and Geoffrey Millard

On Friday, August 11, Army Sgt. Ricky Clousing, who had been AWOL from his unit for a year, held a press conference the morning before he was to turn himself in to military authorities at Fort Lewis. Surrounded by press and veterans attending the Veterans for Peace Convention, Clousing spoke of the fervor of 9/11 that influenced him to join the Army, and the regret he felt once he was deployed and witnessed what he termed "the larger picture of the daily devastation of occupation." Among those who spoke in support of Ricky was Joshua Casteel, a conscientious objector and former interrogator at Abu Ghraib prison.

Watch it here on Truthout.org

5 comment(s):

Always interesting stuff here

What are your thoughts on
The War In Iraq: Death Squads and Democracy

I'd love to get your opinions on my blog

By Blogger FreeCyprus, at 6:27 PM  

Thanks! I just went to your site and posted a lengthy comment. :)

By Blogger Annamarie, at 7:41 PM  

oh yes, let more and more come forth!!!!!!!

By Blogger Scout, at 1:31 PM  

Imagine what would happen if they gave a war and nobody came?

By Anonymous Annamarie, at 10:03 PM  

Ricky showed a tremendous amount of courage. He seems to be quite intelligent and I am surprised he believes in the literal interpretation of the Bible. Come on people the winners always write the history. Jews were victors not because God told them to fight but because they choose to fight. You can always justify it in the end. Read some of Spongs work on religous Hypebole. Now you can understand and God and his mystery is revealed.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:32 AM  

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