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WV Iraq Wall of Remembrance on Display

May 25, 2007

The Iraq Wall of Remembrance is on display today in Charleston. The banner features the names of the more-than 3,000 U.S. soldiers who have died in Iraq. The father of a soldier being deployed next week to the Persian Gulf says he is not happy with the president's Iraq plan, or the new Congressional Iraq compromise, which does not include a timeline for bringing the troops home.

John Doyle, speaking as part of a West Virginia Patriots for Peace protest and rally, says his son's imminent deployment and the president's strategy are tough for families all over the country. While he admires his son's dedication, Doyle says he personally opposes the war.

"My son feels very strongly about his commitment to the service. I can understand that quite easily, and sympathize with that point of view, but I think it's being manipulated horribly."

Doyle says he is suspicious of recent tensions over Iran, and he wants people to remember what was said about Iraq before that invasion.

"The saber-rattling with Iran sounds tremendously similar to what happened before the Iraq invasion. Every justification for the Iraq War has turned out to be false."

The rally begins at 12:15 p.m., at the Brawley Walkway/Court Street, Charleston.

Deborah Smith/Eric Mack, Public News Service - WV