CATASTROPHIC LEVEL OF DEATHS IN IRAQ
655,000 Iraqis Die Since 2003 Invasion
The Lancet Study
October 11, 2006
We estimate that as of July, 2006, there have been 654, 965 [….] excess Iraqi deaths as a consequence of the war, which corresponds to 2.5% of the population in the study area. Of post-invasion deaths, 601,027 [….] were due to violence, the most common cause being gunfire.
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To help reclaim the honor of the United States of America
Instilled by service academy Honor Systems with a fundamental, longstanding respect for truth, we graduates of United States service academies believe that honor is a basic attribute of character.
That we are no longer cadets or midshipmen is irrelevant. We stand appalled by the deceitful behavior of the government of the United States and, in particular, its widely known malefactors. Read All >>
STOP THE DYING FOR LIES
STOP THE KILLING FOR LIES
Abolish it! February 6, 2007, by James Ryan We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. read all >>
Message To West Point November 29, 2006, by Bill Moyers www.commondreams.org Many of you will be heading for Iraq. I have never been a soldier myself, never been tested under fire, never faced hard choices between duty and feeling, or duty and conscience, under deadly circumstances. read all >>
June 26, 2006
"Simply stated, there is no doubt that Saddam Hussein now has weapons of mass destruction."Dick Cheney
September 12, 2002 "Right now, Iraq is expanding and improving facilities that were used for the production of biological weapons." George W. Bush,
Weapons of mass destruction Saddam linked with 9/11
"We don't torture."
July 4, 2006COMMITMENT TO WHAT IS TRUE
! Gentlemen,Thank you for your website and for the stand that you have taken. You represent what I was raised to value about West Point, and your voice offers a credible counter to our Secretary of Defense's dismissive attitude toward the professionalism, expertise, and commitment of your fellow alumni.
My grandfathers, Gen. Omar Bradley and Gen. Herman Beukema, were both from the Class of 1915. Read All Messages >>
"A cadet will not lie, cheat, or steal, or tolerate those who do."
Cadet Honor Code
"The Honor System as a feature of West Point seems to grow in importance with a graduate as the years secede until finally it becomes something which he is almost reluctant to talk about -- it occupies a position in his mind akin to the virtue of his mother or his sister." (1) Dwight D. Eisenhower
United States Military Academy
Class of 1915
WHY DIE FOR A LIE?
WHY KILL FOR A LIE?
WHY TOLERATE LIARS?
"When people speak to you about a preventive war, you tell them to go and fight it. After my experience, I have come to hate war." (2)
"I hate war as only a soldier who has lived it can, only as one who has seen its brutality, its stupidity. War settles nothing." (3)
"Here in America we are descended in blood and in spirit from revolutionists and rebels - men and women who dare to dissent from accepted doctrine. As their heirs, may we never confuse honest dissent with disloyal subversion." (4)
"If all that Americans want is security, they can go to prison. They’ll have enough to eat, a bed and a roof over their heads. But if an American wants to preserve his dignity and his equality as a human being, he must not bow his neck to any dictatorial government." (5) Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th President of the United States
1. Letter to Major General Maxwell D. Taylor, then USMA Superintendent. http://www.west-point.org/users/usma1983/40768/docs/taylor.html
2. Press conference: 1953.
3. Speech: Ottawa, Canada, January 10, 1946.
4. Speech: New York City, May 31, 1954. 5. As president of Columbia University, speech to luncheon clubs, Galveston, Texas, December 8, 1949