We were pleased to see that one of the
progressive websites, firedoglake
posted excerpts from IVAW's Winter Soldier testimony, covering the
testimony of Mike Prysner and giving readers the link to see more. IVAW
is featuring one finished video at a
time on their home page and KPFA
archived audio.. The name "Winter Soldier"?
In 1776, Thomas Paine wrote: "These are
the times that try men's souls.
The summer soldier and sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink
from the service of his country; but he that stands it now, deserves
the love and thanks of man and woman."
Iraq Veterans Against the War argues
that well-publicised incidents of
U.S. brutality like the Abu Ghraib prison scandal and the massacre of
an entire family of Iraqis in the town of Haditha are not the isolated
incidents perpetrated by "a few bad apples", as many politicians and
military leaders have claimed. They are part of a pattern, the group
says, of "an increasingly bloody occupation."