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Lawton vet speaks at anti-war conference

Oklahoma City_Members of Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW) are speaking out in Oklahoma as part of a national tour.  Several members of the anti-war group spoke at a news conference at the state capitol on Monday, including Justin Cliburn of Lawton, an Oklahoma Army National Guard member who went to Iraq in 2005.

The protesters criticized politicians for saying they support the troops, while voting against legislation to take care of veterans' medical needs when they return home.  They say that contrary to what is seen in news reports, most Iraqis do not support what they termed as the American occupation of their country.

Members of the IVAW were scheduled to speak Monday night at the First Unitarian Church in Oklahoma City and planned a free barbecue and workshop for veterans on tuesday at Cameron University in Lawton.

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