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John Bruhns continued
"They said we'd
be greeted as liberators. Obviously, that's not
the case. I turn the news on and I see car
bombs, suicide bombings, attacks on American
troops, Iraqi troops, Iraqi civilians and it
only seems to be getting worse. A rational
person would have to take a look at this and
say, 'You know what? As long as American troops
stay there, it's going to continue.'" - JOHN
SGT. JOHN BRUHNS volunteered for
the infantry after September 11th, 2001 to
protect his country. He participated in the
march to Baghdad in March 2003. During his 11
month tour in Iraq, his unit rounded up
suspects and delivered them to Abu Ghraib
prison. He also trained the new Iraqi military.
John was combat promoted and honorably
discharged in February 2005. Since then, he has
spoken out against the war and
testified to Congress about his
experiences and his conviction that
the reasons for going to war - WMDs, Al Qaeda,
and liberating the Iraqi people - have all
been proven false.
More About John Bruhns
John Bruhns joined the Reserves
while earning his BA at DeSales University.
After graduating from college and as his time
in the reserves was coming to an end, 9/11
occurred and he reenlisted in the Army for
active duty as an Infantryman. He invaded Iraq
on day one of the invasion and served there for
one year. He was stationed in West Baghdad with
the 3rd Brigade, 1st Armored Division. John
Bruhns was awarded the combat infantry badge
and was honorably discharged in 2005. John
Bruhns is the former legislative representative
for Americans Against Escalation in
and the former Legislative Action Coordinator
for the United For Peace and Justice Coalition.
He has appeared as a guest on C-SPAN's
Washington Journal, CNN, and MSNBC. In
addition, he is a freelance writer focusing on
politics and the war in Iraq.
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