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March 10th, 2005 10:18 AM

"Marching in Fort Bragg"

From: G2 IMO (SPC Steckman)
Sent: Thursday, March 10, 2005 10:18 AM
To: Michael Moore
Subject: Marching in Fort Bragg

Hey Mike!

I wanted to write you and let you know that the people who will be marching in this upcoming anniversary of the illegal and immoral invasion of Iraq will not only be activists and family members of lost loved ones. I am a soldier in the United States Army and will be there too! I have felt strongly that there is a message that has not been heard everywhere in the United States and feel that saying it in the streets is the only way to get attention. I get a lot of shit from my colleagues and we get into fights about this issue all of the time. I support those that are fighting, I simply and wholeheartedly DO NOT believe in what they are fighting for…but more in importantly, WHO they are fighting for. The evil man that sent them there. The corrupt man who has not attended a single funeral for one single soldier. The man who accepts the deaths as tragic but necessary so that we can live in peace. Mike, I am embarrassed to serve under this man. I signed up for the G.I. Bill like thousands of others, and feel that I stand out now in a bad way for ever joining.

I attended the opening night of Fahrenheit 9/11 in the only place in Fayetteville that would show the film. The Cameo Art House theater. I went in amid protests and felt proud for standing up for what I thought needed to be heard. I traveled to the Republican National Convention to protest not only him, but the organization that backs him! I attended the inauguration of George Bush in protest. I took a week of leave in order to stand there in the cold and protest a man that has led this country into a corner that we might not be able to fight our way out of. I again traveled north to protest the nomination of Alberto Gonzalez and Condi Rice. I believe that even though you lose the battles, the fact that one more person became aware of the situation justifies the expenses and travel I incurred to make these trips. Now, on the up-coming eve of the war in Iraq, as a soldier who has been to both Afghanistan and Iraq, I will protest not the organization that employs me, but the Commander in Chief. The man who, on a mission from God, is able to send so many men and women to their deaths and have the audacity to feel that no explanation is necessary. No apologies. No regrets! I will stand with the other thousands of men and women and let my voice be known. I may be a member of the Armed Forces…but I DO NOT support this war! Thanks for the great things you do for the Military Mike. Thanks for the voice that you have given so many!

With deepest sincerity,
Spencer E. Steckman
Fort Bragg, NC

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