Three-Tour Iraq Vet to Democratic '08 Field: "Our Troops Need to Come Home Now" [VIDEO]
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At Thursdayâ€™s CNN Democratic debate, the candidates heard a strong warning against U.S. military action against Iran from Christopher Jackson, a Marine who served three tours of duty in Iraq:
I feel that if we continue on the path weâ€™re at, thatâ€™s where weâ€™re going to end up â€” in Iran. And thatâ€™s not what our troops need. Our troops need to come home now.
The entire audience, including the candidates, stood and gave Jackson a rousing ovation. Watch it to your right.
Jacksonâ€™s mother, who was standing next to her son at the event, went on to say that after she â€œfinally got her son homeâ€ from Iraq, â€œmembers of the Bush administration and neoconservative members of Congress are beating the drums of war again.â€
She said her son is still a member of the Marines Individual Ready Reserve and could be called up again. She concluded by asking the candidates, â€œHow are you going to show us your leadership on this issue now?â€
Adam Howard is the editor of PEEK.