The Iraq Veterans Memorial is an onlineMon Mar 19, 2007 17:14
The Iraq Veterans Memorial is an online war memorial that honors the members of the U.S. armed forces who have lost their lives serving in the Iraq War. The Memorial is a collection of video memories from family, friends, military colleagues, and co-workers of those that have fallen.
Today marks the fourth anniversary of the start of the Iraq War.
While millions of people across America are working to bring the war to an end, it is important that we take time to honor the brave men and women of the United States Military who have paid the ultimate sacrifice for our country.
In honor of today's anniversary, I ask that you to please take a look at the Iraq Veterans Memorial, a film sponsored by Brave New Foundation.
This memorial site was conceived as a place to honor the service members who lost their lives over the past four years during the Iraq War. By watching the videos, you will have the opportunity to learn about these heroes from those who knew them best -- their family, friends and fellow service members. Each man and woman represented in the memorial had attributes and qualities that made them unique, but they all have one thing in common - they were truly loved and are deeply missed.
When an American dies at war, it sends a ripple through communities and families across America. Our country has lost more than 3,200 brave soldiers in Iraq and that number marks an unimaginable amount of pain, loss and heartbreak.
The Iraq Veterans Memorial is a tribute to those who we have lost in this war and by taking some time to view the memorial and send it along to your friends and family; we can be assured that the memory of the fallen will never be forgotten.
President, American Family Voices
It's a gut-wrenching 49 minutes, but worth your time. Americans, these actions are being done in our name. This is our legacy.
My hope is that showing videos such as this one and bringing you the information that the traditional media downplays or hides that it propel you to take action. Call your elected officials, even if they are Republicans. Demand that they stand by their actions in the face of reality, instead of White House spin. Write them. Email them. Call news organizations and demand the same.
The Beltway media and politicians are insulated and isolated. It's going to take a huge tidal wave from outside the Beltway for them to wake up.
Please, please …email this to every person you know, no matter what side of the war/occupation they fall in.
1/9/07 C-SPAN2: SEN. EDWARD KENNEDY, NATIONAL PRES CLUB
Re: "The War In Iraq"
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Welcome aboard the Iraqi gravy train
Congratulations to all the winners of tickets to take part in the greatest
rebuilding show on earth
The Observer (UK)
Sunday April 13, 2003
Well the war has been a huge success, and I guess it's time for
congratulations all round. And wow! It's hard to know where to begin.
First, I'd like to congratulate Kellogg Brown & Root (KBR) and the Bechtel
Corporation, which are the construction companies most likely to benefit
from the reconstruction of Iraq. Contracts in the region of $1 billion
should soon coming your way, chaps. Well done! And what with the US
dropping 15,000 precision-guided munitions, 7,500 unguided bombs and 750
cruise missiles on Iraq so far and with more to come, there's going to be
a lot of reconstruction. It looks like it could be a bonanza year.
Of course, we all know that KBR is the construction side of Halliburton,
and it has been doing big business with the military ever since the Second
World War. Most recently, it got the plum job of constructing the prison
compound for terrorists suspects at Guantanamo Bay. Could be a whole lot
more deluxe chicken coops coming your way in the next few months, guys.
Stick it to 'em.
I'd also like to add congratulations to Dick Cheney, who was chief
executive of Halliburton from 1995 to 2000, and who currently receives a
cheque for $1 million a year from his old company. I guess he may find
there's a little surprise bonus in there this year. Well done, Dick.
Congratulations, too, to former Secretary of State, George Schultz. He's
not only on the board of Bechtel, he's also chairman of the advisory board
of the Committee for the Liberation of Iraq, a group with close ties to
the White House committed to reconstructing the Iraqi economy through war.
You're doing a grand job, George, and I'm sure material benefits will be
coming your way, as sure as the Devil lives in Texas.
Oh, before I forget, a big round of appreciation for Jack Sheehan, a
retired general who sits on the Defence Policy Board which advises the
Pentagon. He's a senior vice president at Bechtel and one of the many
members of the Defence Policy Board with links to companies that make
money out of defence contracts. When I say 'make money' I'm not joking.
Their companies have benefited to the tune of $76bn just in the last year.
Talk about a gravy train. Well, Jack, you and your colleagues can
certainly look forward to a warm and joyous Christmas this year.
It's been estimated that rebuilding Iraq could cost anything from $25bn to
$100bn and the great thing is that the Iraqis will be paying for it
themselves out of their future oil revenues. What's more, President Bush
will be able to say, with a straight face, that they're using the money
from Iraqi oil to benefit the Iraqi people. 'We're going to use the assets
of the people of Iraq, especially their oil assets, to benefit their
people,' said Secretary of State Colin Powell, and he looked really
It's so neat it makes you want to run out and buy shares in Fluor. As one
of the world's biggest procurement and construction companies, it recently
hired Kenneth J. Oscar, who, as acting assistant secretary of the army,
took care of the Pentagon's $35bn-a-year procurement budget. So there
could also be some nice extra business coming its way soon. Bully for
But every celebration has its serious side, and I should like to convey my
condolences to all those who have suffered so grievously in this war.
Particularly American Airlines, Qantas and Air Canada, and all other
travel companies which have seen their customers dwindle, as fear of
terrorist reprisals for what the US and Britain have done in Iraq begins
My condolences also to all those British companies which have been
disappointed in their bid to share in the bonanza that all this wonderful
high-tech military firepower has created. I know it must be frustrating
and disheartening for many of you, especially in the medical field,
knowing there are all those severed limbs, all that burnt flesh, all those
smashed skulls, broken bones, punctured spleens, ripped faces and mangled
children just crying out for your products.
You could be making a fortune out of the drugs, serums and surgical
hardware, and yet you have to stand on the sidelines and watch as US drug
companies make a killing.
Well, Hosni Mubarak, the Egyptian President, has some words of comfort for
us all. As he recently pointed out, this adventure by Bush and Blair will
have created such hatred throughout the Arab world, that 100 new bin
Ladens will have been created.
So all of us here in Britain, as well as in America, shouldn't lose heart.
Once the Arab world starts to take its revenge, there should be enough
reconstruction to do at home to keep business thriving for some years to
'SHOCK & AWE'
"Operation Shekhinah a.k.a. Operation Iraqi Freedom"
Thu Apr 17 21:54:37 2003
"Operation Shekhinah a.k.a. Operation Iraqi Freedom"
April 17, 2003
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