But Bruhns became disillusioned with AAEI and came to believe that organization had also misused him. He describes AAEI as a backdoor for the Democratic Party, an organization more devoted to promoting one party than to ending the occupation of Iraq. Some in AAEI, according to Bruhns, actually do not want the occupation ended. “I feel duped,” Bruhns said of the Democrats' 2006 election promises. Bruhns now believes the Democrats are keeping the occupation going in order to campaign against it again in 2008.
Here's a new interview in which Bruhns discusses all of this at length: WAV.
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John Bruhns on Hardball: Youtube.
Politically savvy ex-soldier fights against war
By the Hill, July 2007
Arming Our Enemies in Iraq
By John Bruhns, Washington Post, August 2007
Prominent Iraq veteran Bruhns quits major anti-war organization
By the Hill, October 2007