Iraq: U.S. Military Families Bring Help

AMMAN, Jan 7 (IPS) – As of now 1,340 U.S. soldiers have been killed in
Iraq. "We’ll be working with our allies in the peace movement all around the
world to send a clear message that the whole world says we reject this war
and the illegal and unjust occupation of Iraq," a member of the delegation
told IPS on its recent visit to Amman.

The delegation included members
of three families of U.S. military personnel who have died in Iraq. But
members claim the support of many more families who have lost their
kin.

The group held a candlelight peace vigil on New Year’s Eve in front
of the United Nations offices in Amman. On Jan. 1 the delegation traveled to
the Iraqi border for another peace vigil.

The delegation sought to
highlight the illegality of the war and occupation, and the suffering it had
brought. The U.S. members of the delegation returned home Jan.
4.

"This delegation is a way for me to express my sympathy and support
for the Iraqi people," said Rosa Suarez of Escondito, California. Her son
Jesus died in Iraq Mar. 27, 2003. "The Iraq war took away my son’s life, and
it’s taken away the lives of so many innocent Iraqis," she told IPS. "It’s
time to stop the killing and to help the

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