John Bruhns

John Bruhns is an Iraq war veteran and writer. Bruhns had a cameo role in Finding Our Voices, a documentary exploring the American anti-war movement.

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Sunday, March 31, 2013 - 11:45am
A Pledge to Iraq War Veteran Tomas Young
I never met Tomas Young. However, I strongly identify with his story as he and I joined the military for the same reason -- to fight those responsible for 9/11 . However, I was far luckier than Tomas Young as I never had to endure the crippling, and ultimately fatal wounds, he received in Sadr City in 2004. There is no real way for me to put myself in such a situation as it would be surreal to anyone who will never face such hardships.
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Tuesday, February 24, 2009 - 8:32am
What Obama's Risking in Afghanistan
President Obama's campaign slogan was "Change we can believe in." Americans, desperate for change, gave Mr. Obama a clear victory. Now in power, he's realizing that he can't deliver that change - at least in Iraq and Afghanistan. Obama said during his campaign: "I will meet with military leaders and the secretary of Defense and give them a new mission - bring our troops home safely and responsibly from Iraq within 16 months."
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Thursday, June 12, 2008 - 3:07pm
The Acceptance of Unaccountability
Now that the Democratic party has chosen a presidential nominee, it is time to take a small breather to refocus on the war in Iraq which has been generally ignored by most of the major media outlets during the primary. It's important to reincorporate the war back into the discussion being that it's the most significant issue in the general election.
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Saturday, March 29, 2008 - 3:51pm
Time Is Not On Our Side
It doesn't take the world's greatest prognosticator to predict that Iraq's future is indeed ominous. Most people with half a brain or a shred of common sense can view the current situation in Iraq and conclude that George W. Bush's dream for Iraq/transforming the Middle East will never be a reality. Even before the invasion and occupation of Iraq, the arrogance and incompetence of the Bush administration put us and the Iraqi people on a path to failure.
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