Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Veterans For Freedom at the Petraeus Hearing

On Tuesday, April 8th, 2008, a member of Veterans For Freedom sits in on a few minutes of the General Petraeus / Ambassador Crocker hearing in front of the Senate Armed Services Committee as part of their "Vets On The Hill" day of lobbying.

With a few other members of the DC Chapter, I sat in on all four of the hearings with Petraeus and Crocker. We heard the same bullshit over and over again. It got to be like boot camp when you would sit cross-legged on the floor for extended periods of time. First you would get pins and needles in your foot, and then it would creep up your leg, then your whole butt cheek would go numb and when they yelled at you to get up and get moving you would be in a lot of pain and walking funny for at least a few steps.

There's a lot more to be said about these last two crazy days, but for now I will leave you with this video. I hope you enjoyed it.