Conflict & Justice

Why One Iraq Veteran Supports Limited US Military Intervention in Syria


James Sperry, president of The Fight Continues, and USMC Ret. (Photo courtesy of Sperry)

This week we've also been asking veterans about their thoughts on a possible US strike in Syria.

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James Sperry is a Marine and a veteran of the Iraq War.

He was wounded in 2004 in the Battle of Fallujah.

He now directs an organization called The Fight Continues helping support veterans with Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injuries.

Sperry responded to our question with a rather passionate plea on Syria.

Here's a portion of what he wrote:

"Frankly, we should be there assisting the people of Syria get control of there country from Al Assad. The American people will not sacrifice in anyway to care about people on the other side of the world. I cry for the people of Syria, as I do for the people of Iraq. If it was up to me, we would already be on the ground helping the everyday people of Syria."