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Thousands of Americans and Filipinos surrendered to the Japanese on the Philippines' Bataan peninsula in 1942, only to be marched more than 60 miles to a prisoner-of-war camp.  About 16,000 of the 70,000 soldiers did not survive.

U.S. Rep. Randy "Duke" Cunningham, lead sponsor of the Filipino Veterans Equity Act of 2005, plans to participate in the conference.  His bill would give full U.S. benefits to Filipino veterans in the U.S. and Philippines at an expected cost of $100 million to $150 million a year over 10 years.

"These things were promised to them, and our government then basically came back and said, 'Not so fast,'" Cunningham said.  "A promise made should be a promise kept."

A Great Lady Runs For Office:

“End The Occupation Of Iraq And Bring The Troops Home Now.”

[This is an election statement from Rose Gentle.  Her son was killed in Iraq.  She leads a campaign to bring all the Scots and other troops home from Iraq, now.  Her words carry more weight, and contain more truth, than 5000 pages of bullshit from the politicians.  T]

From: George McNeilage

To: GI Special

Sent: Tuesday, April 05, 2005 7:24 AM

this is roses election statement for wed 6th:

Rose Gentle Election Statement

I have decided to stand in the forthcoming General Election in the constituency of East Kilbride against the sitting Labour MP Adam Ingram, the Armed Forces Minister.

Since my son was killed in Iraq on 28th June last year, I have campaigned to expose the truth about his death.  Gordon died because of the lies told by our Prime Minister – lies which took this country into an illegal and immoral war.

Like many youngsters across the country, Gordon joined up for the promise of escaping poverty for a better future – to travel and learn a trade.  Yet with only 6 months training he was sent to die in Iraq, without even having the proper equipment.

I do not want any more mothers in Britain or Iraq to lose their sons for Tony Blair’s lies.  

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