If one were to ask people on the street if they knew that a Winter Soldier conference was held just a few months ago, chances are you would be met with a blank stare or asked what you were talking about. Former winter soldier John Kerry was asked if he was going to attend the gathering but stated he knew nothing of the event, which is not surprising considering only one media source even mentioned it.
The Washington Post had buried the conference deep in “local events” column. So it is little surprise that the great PR firm which calls itself “the media” can keep the argument of the Iraq war going under the rather superficial banner of supporting the troops or supporting a withdrawal. To do so they continue to use propaganda campaigns similar to those unearthed by the New York Times a week ago which, by the way, bordered on a jailable offence which violates laws first passed in 1951 and have been repassed every since.
The “support our troops” argument becomes a little hollow considering that not one TV channel nor radio station, outside of WBAI and the other Pacifica outlets, even mentioned the testimony of troops who spoke so patiently about their regrets, the atrocities to which they bore witness and the long term disabilities caused by the war. I urge you to click on or cut and past the links below. The words of those who were there say more than I ever could.
Winter Soldier Conference