“Relatives of US servicemen killed in Iraq to hold vigil on Jordan border,” from AFP, with thanks to Doc Washburn:
Relatives of US servicemen killed in Iraq and members of anti-war groups on Thursday announced plans to hold a candlelit vigil on the Jordan-Iraq border to protest US involvement.
Members of Families for Peace, Code Pink and Global Exchange told a news conference in Amman that they had sent 600,000 dollars’ worth of humanitarian aid to residents of the Iraqi town of Fallujah displaced by last month’s massive US-led assault.
“I don’t know of any other case in history in which the parents of fallen soldiers collected medicine … for the families of the ‘other side’,” said Medea Benjamin, the founding director of Global Exchange, a human rights group.
“It is a reflection of a growing movement in the United States … opposed to the unjust nature of this war,” she said.
“This is the positive face of the American people which we would like to show … so that we are not looked at with animosity but with love. Our hearts go out to the people of Fallujah and to all the Iraqi people,” she said.