GIs Say: "Bring Us Home"

Breaking the traditional silence of military families during time of war, Susan Schuman is complaining loudly about the government decisions that sent her son Justin to Iraq. "I want them to bring our troops home," she says. "I am appalled at Bush's policies. He has got us into a terrible mess." Soldiers and their families are airing their grievances using a weapon not available during previous wars: the Internet. "Somewhere down the line, we became an occupation force in [Iraqi] eyes. We don't feel like heroes any more," writes Private Isaac Kindblade of the 671st Engineer Company. Criticism is coming from retired soldier David Hackworth, Veterans for Common Sense, and Military Families Speak Out.