'You lied, they died,' US parents tell Coward Bush

Discussion in 'Politics' started by TigerO, Apr 27, 2004.

  1. TigerO



    'You lied, they died,' US parents tell Bush

    Duncan Campbell in Los Angeles
    Saturday September 27, 2003
    The Guardian

    The father of a soldier killed in Iraq accused President George Bush yesterday of being responsible for his son's death.

    Fernando Suarez, whose 20-year-old son, Jesus, was one of the first fatalities, said: "My son died because Bush lied."

    Mr Suarez, from Escondido, California, speaking at a press conference to publicise tomorrow's anti-war demonstrations in eight US cities, said that about 1,300 parents of troops stationed in Iraq were involved in a movement against the occupation. "It is time for these troops to come home," said Mr Suarez. "Neither my wife nor my family want more children to die in this illegal war. We are no less patriotic for wanting peace. Bush wants $87bn [£52m] for this war, but what does he give us for our schools?" he asked.

    In another sign of the growing protest movement, the father of two soldiers serving in Iraq used a full page advertisement in yesterday's New York Times to demand the sacking of the US defence secretary, Donald Rumsfeld.

    The ad accused President Bush and his administration of misleading the public about weapons of mass destruction.

    "Donald Rumsfeld Betrayed My Sons and Our Nation. It's Time For Him to Go," said the headline of the ad, which was signed by Larry Syverson from Richmond, Virginia.

    The ad was paid for by MoveOn.org, an internet-based organisation in San Francisco, and the Win Without War coalition. It is not known how much they paid for the ad, but the market rate is $139,000 (£83,700).

    Mr Syverson wrote that one son, Branden, is a master gun ner near Tikrit and another son, Bryce, is a gunner based in Baghdad.

    "I'm in awe at the courage of my sons and the honourable service that they give," he wrote. "But the leaders they serve have not acted honourably. They have failed my sons. They have failed all of us. At the very least, secretary Donald Rumsfeld must go."


    And Bush right behind him, all the way to jail.
  2. TigerO


    Some extremely tough pics giving the consequences of Bush's actions a face, people who were mutilated and died by their thousands for the spin, lies and a deceit of a pathetic but highly dangerous coward - aren't they all - who never even grazed a knee in defense of his country himself, George W. Bush:

  3. Bravo for coming up with those pics!

  4. TigerO


    Some tough and sad stuff there, what.