Sunday, June 5, 2005
Son's death in Iraq brings father to anti-war pulpit.
The Boston Globe reports today:
Two years ago, Brian T. Hart, an avid supporter of the American military mission in Iraq, wrote to the Board of Selectmen in Bedford to complain about a 20-foot banner strung from the front of the First Parish church that read, "Speak Out For Peace."
Today, Hart, now a blistering critic of the campaign in Iraq, plans to return to the [Unitarian Universalist] church on the town green to speak out for peace at the pulpit.
The reason for his transformation: His son, Private First Class John D. Hart was killed outside Kirkuk, Iraq, in October 2003 when insurgents firing small arms and rocket-propelled grenades attacked his unarmored Humvee.
Representative Martin T. Meehan, with whom Hart has worked to secure $700 million in funding for Humvee armor and who has offered a proposal for gradually withdrawing U.S. troops from Iraq, will also speak at the church today. ("Former Supporter Joins Foes Over War," Michael Levenson, Boston Globe 6.5.05, reg req'd)
Copyright © 2005 by Philocrites | Posted 5 June 2005 at 9:31 AM