Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Who'll be the Last to Die?

Rick Reyes is a small business man. His business is suffering due to economic crisis. 

Rick may lose his home soon because business is bad and the property value is over $200,000 less than what he paid for it when he got out of the military. 

He just wanted to forget what happened over in Iraq and Afghanistan, get married, raise children, and provide for his family.

He is a first generation American who wanted to honor and serve his country and work hard to achieve the American dream. 

Retired Marine Corporal Rick Reyes testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee this past Thursday, during a hearing on Afghanistan War Experiences led by Sen. John Kerry who, 38 years ago, shared his Vietnam experience during a similar hearing, voicing similar concerns.  I can only hope the results differ, as Kerry's testimony was ignored.

Robert Greenwald, who appeared on my program two weeks ago, and his Brave New Films produced this video, juxtaposing the two former soldiers' testimony... 

Cpl. Reyes will join me today on Air America Live at 1PM ET.  His testimony is a compelling argument against the escalation in Afghanistan.