Last Saturday's ANSWER Coalition protest in Washington D.C. was filled with many great speeches, but this particular speech by Iraq War vet and member of Iraq Veterans Against The War, Adam Kokesh, was particularly powerful and I wanted to pass it along.
Kokesh, who was recently arrested for posting signs promoting the protest, took aim at General Petraeus, President Bush, military recruiters and anyone who still supports the occupation of Iraq -- as well as those members of Congress who will not stand up for the troops and refuse to carry out the will of the American people. Kokesh's words moved me to the point of yelling out loud, perhaps it will have the same effect on you.
Kokesh: "...As we all know now, we were lied into this war and it is lies that are keeping us there. They lied about weapons of mass destruction, they lied about Jessica Lynch, they lied about Pat Tillman, they lied about al Qaida and Saddam -- and those are just the lies we know about. But, I'm not so mad that I was lied to, as I am that I cannot trust my government any longer. It astounds me that yet so many Americans want desperately, more than anything, to believe the government. When will we wake up and realize that the power of truth is greater than any force brought to bear by any army ever fielded."