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Monday, November 12, 2007

You Fought For Our Freedom, But Don't You Dare Exercise It

From Yahoo! News comes this sad bit of GWoT reality:
BOSTON - Several anti-war veterans were arrested when they protested their exclusion from a Veterans Day event by refusing to move away from a podium.

The Boston chapter of a group called Veterans for Peace estimated 15 of its members and supporters were arrested Sunday at the event sponsored by the American Legion. Boston Police said several arrests were made, but did not have an exact number. The detainees were later released on bail.

"We're opposed to the U.S. invasion of Iraq; we're opposed to the planned invasion of Iran," said group member Winston Warfield, a Vietnam War veteran. "A lot of veterans view us as traitors."
Not having had to serve in the military myself (thank you, Milton Friedman!), I feel it's only right that men and women who put their lives at risk on my behalf (and yours, Mssrs. Bush and Cheney) should have the freedom to say whatever the hell they want.

To any American vets who disagree with this view, all I can say is that it looks like you fought for the wrong country.

War foes arrested at Veterans Day event [Yahoo! News]

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