with Iraq veterans Brian Clement &
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Eric Herter is a documentary film director from
the great state of Maine. Iraq Eyewitness is his website and home to the
many interviews he has conducted and events he has recorded. As
the name suggests, Iraq Eye Witness is a project to gather accounts of
people that have returned from Iraq and share their first hand
experiences from a variety of perspectives.
These two interviews are with Brian Clement
and Joel Oyer, both veterans of the US armed forces having
done tours of duty in Iraq. Neither has returned from the mideast
with the perspectives they had upon arrival.
Brian Clement was part of a vanishing breed, an
actual enlisted driver of Army supply trucks in an era of unprecedented
outsourcing and war profiteering by corporate thugs such as Halliburton
and it's most notorious subsidiary, Kellogg Brown, &
In his interview, Trucking
in Iraq, he details his transformation from blindly following
orders to examining the faults in his own behavior and how the
arrogance of US policy was only plunging Iraq further into chaos and
disorder while innocent civilians were threatened and brutalized
routinely and with impunity. Brian is now a member of Iraq Veterans Against the War.
Joel Oyer was a Marine artilleryman during the
early stages of the war and after the swift and glorious "victory," he
settled in to the routine of boredom and brutality, triviality and
tragedy, as he watched the people of Iraq, men women, and children,
subjected to every imaginable horror - all in the name of democracy.
In A Marine's Iraq Experience, he recounts how rather
than rebuilding a devastated country and giving comfort and
encouragement to it's people - the US forces inflicted more damage as
they settled in as occupiers and showed contempt and disdain for the
Iraqis at every turn.
Radio Free Silver! presented its own interview with
former KBR/Halliburton contract employee and Silver City native, Ed
Sanchez. Visit his page to
view the interview and hear his experiences in Iraq as a contract truck
driver and his ongoing lawsuit against KBR for sending his convoy into
the midst of a firefight with insurgent militias where seven of his
companions were killed and Ed was twice wounded along with six others.
for Iraq Eyewitness Click here for Iraq Veterans
Against the War Click here for
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Families for Peace cofounded by
Cindy Sheehan and dozens of American families that have lost loved ones
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