Friday, December 09, 2005

Soldiers telling the Truth about Iraq --what you wont hear

Monday, December 05, 2005

Soldiers crying for help

I hear the soldiers from every war crying out for help but their cries go un heard-- they cry out to a government that sent them off to war.

Some volunteered others were drafted and more were told they were going because they had benn in trouble with the law. Still others went to war to escape an abusive life style or poverty that took every thing they ever knew.

These soldiers went out unto another life to learn an art of Arms not knowing what road it would take them down. Uncertanty was sure to get even the best of every man or woman as they traveled that road, however, they went anyway regardless of the costs.

The road these soldiers went down took away their inner virginity--innocense never to be regained. The road to war would for ever leave them changed some would never come home but in a FLAG DRAPPED COFFIN. Few would never come home mentally even though their bodies were here they would never be.

Families would see their loved ones as the ones they knew before the war but that was an illusion that would never come back. These soldiers fought for a reason and that was for the very reasons that America stands for. They never asked for anything in return until they come back home.

We see them on the streets of America, in the VA Hospitals, in our work places, and in our homes but we as Americans have just disgarded them like a piece of trash. Their lives have been turned inside out yet we say they are not our problem.

They cry for help at the very place that is to be a refuge for them and that is the VA Hospital, but the very help they seek is lined with read tape and some politians ideas. The government has used the very ones who secured our Freedoms but then require them to jump through hoops.

We fight the poverty in other countries but cant eliminate the read tape so a soldier can get the help they need. The soldier dies and their voices haunt America from decade to decade. We have as Americans thrown salt on old wounds.

To my dear commrade in arms please keep up the cry--for one day we will be heard.

Doug

Sunday, December 04, 2005

Telling the truth about Iraq: Conservative talk show hosts and their stupity towards the troops

Conservative talk show hosts and their stupity towards the troops

I used to listen to Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Michael Savage and many other conservative talk show host and it is clear to me that all these guys want to do is run their mouths about things they have no clue about regarding the war in Iraq.

These guys call American Soldiers cowards that speak out against the war after they have served their country honorably and seen the devastation of war first hand such as my self.

I am an Iraqi Veteran and have recently spoken with Jay Shaft in an interview regarding my experience in Iraq. Jay Shaft is a investigative editor for the coalitionforfreethoughtinmeadi@yahoo.com

He conducted an hour long interview with me which is available in text format and audio as well for all who want to read it. Just e-mail Jay and request the following interview and he will send it to you Iraq Took Away Our innocence.

These commentators don't know what it is like to pick up a weapon and fight an enemy that wants to kill you just because you represent freedom to the rest of the world. These commentators claim to be experts on Iraq and war; however, all they are are mouth pieces for the Bush Administration. I have a really good term for these wacko's on the radio and that is they are called bt me BUSH BOOT LICKERS.

We as Amerikans need to stand up to these wacko's on the radio and challenge them to understand the truth from the soldiers point of view and their families. After all the soldiers are the ones spilling their blood and sacrificing so these idiots on the radio can flap their gums. Rush, Sean, Michael and every other commentator are getting rich off the war as they act on behalf of the Bush Administration.

Those of us soldiers who have fought this war in Iraq come home and wonder way these guys attack us who have sacrificed after we say enough is enough. Bring the Troops home and lets stop the blood shed.

Why don't the Government and these commentators want the Amerikan population to see flag draped coffins or see the damage an IED has caused a soldier? Are they afraid it might cause a serious back lash from the Amerikan population? Are they afraid that bringing tis to light might cause Bush's approval rating to drop even further?

The support for the soldiers should not stop when they get back to the states--if anything the support for the troops should be stronger. Afterall they will have many more issues such as financial, mental, physical, and marital problems. Amerika says they support the soldiers by waving these magnetic ribbons but who has actually took a soldier in and helped them get back on their feet?

My name is Douglas Barber and I served in Operation Iraqi Freedom from 2003 to 2004 with the 1485th Transportation Company out of Dover Ohio. We were stationed at LSA Anaconda in the middle of the Sunni Triangle and every day was a nightmare for us. The insurgents would fire mortar rounds at us and we had know way of knowing where they would land. All we could do was sit and pray they were not coming at us.

A real man would step out from behind his microphone and walk a mile in a soldiers shoes. However all these commentators can do is be arm chair quarter backs and flap their gums.

I can be contacted at the following e-mail address--douglasbarber1@yahoo.com