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Happy Father’s Day

June 18, 2006

AlterNet: A Father Speaks Out Against the Iraq War
Imagine losing your child in a war based on lies and misinformation. On Father’s Day, Fernando Suarez del Solar remembers his son.
His buddies in the Marines called him the “Aztec warrior.” Jesus Suarez del Solar was one of the first Americans killed during in invasion of Iraq. On March 27, 2003 Jesus stepped on an undetonated U.S. cluster bomb and bled to death in a remote desert near Diwaniya. Jesus left behind his wife and 1-year-old son, his mother, three sisters, and a father who now speaks out against the occupation of Iraq. As a representative of Military Families Speak Out, a burgeoning organization of 1,500 families who call for an end to the U.S. occupation of Iraq, Fernando Juarez tells high school and college students: Stay in school; don’t be deceived by false promises from recruiters for Bush.

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