Service academy Graduates Againist the War
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our purpose
Our Purpose
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. Lying, cheating, stealing, delivering evasive statements and quibbling not only has demeaned these deceivers and the United States of America, but has placed vast numbers of innocent people in deadly peril. We will not serve the lies.

The war in Iraq was launched illegally. It has since killed hundreds of thousands of innocents, causing incalculable damage to Iraq and the Iraqi people, as well as the reputation of the United States of America. We will not serve the lies.

When we took our commissioning oath of office one past graduation day , we swore to protect our nation against all enemies, foreign and domestic. The deceitful connivances of the current administration have resulted in a war catastrophic to our nation's interests: politically, economically, militarily, and morally. We now stand to protect our nation from these deceivers. We will not serve their lies.

We seek justice for all victims of this illegal war, both servicemen and servicewomen, and the citizens of Iraq.

To our purpose we invoke the words of Thomas Jefferson in the Declaration of Independence whereby we too "mutually pledge to each other our lives, our Fortunes, & our sacred Honor."

 

 

 

The war in Iraq was launched illegally. It has since killed hundreds of thousands of innocents, causing incalculable damage to Iraq and the Iraqi people, as well as the reputation of the United States of America. We will not serve the lies.


Founder Profiles

Dud Hendrick Dud Hendrick
USNA
Class of 1963
Dud Hendrick
Dud Hendrick graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1963 and was commissioned in the U.S. Air Force. He is a veteran of the Vietnam War where he served as a commander of an Explosives Ordnance Disposal unit. After leaving the service he obtained an MBA from the Amos Tuck School at Dartmouth College where he subsequently became the men�s varsity lacrosse coach. In 1998, he returned to Vietnam to lead a group of disabled veterans from both sides of the war on a healing bicycle ride from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City, a transformative experience. Today, he lives on an island off the coast of Maine, is a private pilot and operates a youth lacrosse camp. A full-time peace activist, he teaches a Peace Studies course at the University of Maine, has spoken at the Vietnam war memorial in Washington, D.C. and at various universities and schools throughout New England. He is a board member of the Maine chapter of Veterans for Peace.
jim ryan James C. Ryan
USMA
Class of 1962
jim ryan
World Tribunal on Iraq
Istanbul, 2005
Jim Ryan spent five years in the army artillery with assignments in the United States and Europe. Thereafter a businessman, he subsequently became a writer. He divides his time between Istanbul, Turkey where he lives, and New York City where he teaches in the summer at Columbia University. Father of four, Jim has eight grandchildren.
Terry Symon-Bucher Terry Symens-Bucher
USAFA
Class of 1975
Terry Symon-Bucher
Terry Symens-Bucher A 1975 graduate of the United States Air Force Academy, Terry Symens-Bucher served on Cadet Wing Staff and as his squadron's honor representative. Upon graduation he was commissioned in the U.S. Marine Corps. After initial Marine training he was sent to Army Ranger School and then on to recon and recruit training assignments. After military service, Terry spent time with the Franciscan Friars and obtained a Master of Divinity degree. Now working as an attorney, he lives in Oakland, California with his wife and five children.
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