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Iraq Veterans take Los Angeles by Storm!

(“Truth is the first casualty” – promoted by Brian Leubitz)

On Sunday, June 3rd 2007, the Los Angeles chapter of Iraq Veterans Against the War conducted Operation First Casualty. Former Marine Sargent Jason Lemiuex, who served three deployments in Iraq stated, “…under the premise that the first casualty of war is the truth. And the American people are getting fed this notion that we’re in Iraq spreading freedom and making Iraq safe for democracy when really we’re imposing a state of martial law on the people over there.” For more details and video, read on…

Taking the streets of Santa Monica by storm, Operation First Casualty was a huge success in raising awareness amongst the general population about the need to bring the troops home now. As veterans of the Iraq war shouted at, searched and hooded civilian volunteers, passers-by got a taste of what an occupation is like. During the street theatre, reenactments of a combat patrol, a riot with mass detention, and a soldier wounded by a roadside bomb occurred.

Tim Goodrich
Co-founder, Iraq Veterans Against the War