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Iraq War Veterans Stage Protest in Germany

This did not get much press coverage in Germany, but Stars and Stripes wrote on May 25th:
Adam Kokesh never thought he’d join an anti-war group, but combat changed that. The Marine sergeant deployed to Iraq with a civil affairs team in 2004 and 2005 hoping to serve his country and make Iraq a better place. “I got there and it was a different story,” the 25-year-old Californian said. “It was clear this wasn’t effective. ... I didn’t question it too much, and I regret that. “I feel I was betrayed.” Kokesh is now a member of Iraq Veterans Against the War. Along with a few other Iraq vets and German peace activists opposed to Army expansion at the Ansbach garrison, Kokesh demonstrated outside Katterbach Army Airfield.

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Pat Patterson on :

Probably because "...a few other Iraq vets and German peace activists..." and "Roughly 25 people..." demonstrating sounds like 2 or 3 Iraq vets and two dozen or so locals. Hardly earth shaking. I would be willing to bet there were more people demonstrating outside Zuffenhausen because of the $8,000 cost of replacing the carbon fiber brake rotor on a 911 GT3 then were at Katterbach.

JW-Atlantic Review on :

Yeah, why do they protest in Germany anyway? No US Congressmen is living here.

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