Saturday, March 22, 2008

Gainesville Sun on Vets Speak Out

Veterans share accounts of Iraq war - News - "The veterans, all either age 23 or 24, spoke of their individual experiences in Iraq - whether it was with a postal unit that delivered mail and lived in air-conditioned trailers, a unit that performed nightly raids on Iraqi homes for an entire year, or a unit whose supplies once got so low that they had to scrounge through garbage to find food.

'The occupation of Iraq is a horribly complicated problem that we're faced with,' said Zollie Goodman, 24, who served with the U.S. Navy.

Goodman, and most of the other panelists, agreed that even though they voluntarily signed up for the military, they didn't realize they would be fighting a war that in their view seemingly had no cause.

'We waged a war of aggression on a sovereign, foreign nation that posed us no threat,' Goodman said."

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