Saturday, March 25, 2006

Tammy Duckworth, Iraq War Vet Wins House Nomination in Illinois

I remember Tammy Duckworth as being one of the Iraq veteran amputees interviewed by C-Span in a special 'Conversations with U.S. Wounded Soldiers at Walter Reed Hospital' It aired April 2, 2005 (last year) and I felt strongly enough about it to put it permanently on my blog. If C-span still has the video on their website See streaming video here

Iraq War Vet Wins House Nomination in Illinois.
The Associated Press
Thursday, March 23, 2006; 11:34 PM

CHICAGO -- Tammy Duckworth, a former Army helicopter pilot who lost both legs in a grenade attack in Iraq, is now leading the charge for the Fighting Democrats.

Duckworth narrowly won the Democratic nomination for Congress in a primary race Tuesday for the House seat held by Republican Rep. Henry Hyde, who is retiring after 32 years. She is the best-known of the Iraq war veterans who want to go to Capitol Hill this year.

"My experience in Iraq made me realize, and during the recovery, that I could have died,' said Duckworth, who was wounded in 2004 and now gets around by using either a wheelchair or metal prosthetic limbs "

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President George W. Bush's statement in March 2006 after 3 yrs of war "a future President will have to resolve war in Iraq"


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