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Thursday, July 19

What would you do if we were invaded by non-English speaking liberators?

If Long Island were invaded and occupied by another country in order to "liberate" us in the same manner as the US has done to Iraqi's, I too would become an insurgent. If the invaders would carelessly and recklessly break into my neighbors homes for nothing, I would sure as hell fight to the death for the well being of my family and neighbors. I'd see the soldiers as the enemy. If they didn't understand English, the only language they would understand is the dangerous end of my gun. It's human nature, for gawd's sake.

Amy Goodman in "If Soldiers Came From Another Country And Did This To My Family, I Would Be An Insurgent Too” spoke to some of the soldiers from the all telling Nation article The Other War: Iraq Vets Bear Witness who cannot rid their minds of the atrocities the Americans have perpetrated on innocent Iraqi people:

STAFF SGT. TIMOTHY JOHN WESTPHAL: I never imagined that America would ever get to this point. I never imagined that the American public would be so apathetic as they have been, in my estimation. A lot of them don't listen to the stories we tell. There's a reason that all these guys got together for this article, because they have a commitment to the truth, and we definitely want the truth to be out there, that America has brought terror to the country of Iraq, and that's something that we have to deal with.

AMY GOODMAN: Do you think the US soldiers should be brought home now?

STAFF SGT. TIMOTHY JOHN WESTPHAL: Absolutely. You know, I support the United States military. I'm a soldier. I always will be. I'm tremendously proud of the men I served with. However, yes, I do believe that we need to bring our troops home right now, because all we're doing is making more terrorists and more people who hate America.

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