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Navajo soldier says U.S. 'fighting for nothing'

A Navajo solider who served in Afghanistan and Iraq before being injured in a car-bomb attack said the U.S. is "fighting for nothing" in Iraq.

U.S. Army Sgt. Terrell Dawes was sent to Afghanstian twice after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. "When we were fighting there, it felt like we were there for a reason, because they attacked the United States supposedly they did," he told the Navajo Nation council on Monday, The Gallup Independent reported.

But Dawes doesn't feel the same about Iraq. "But then I got sent to Iraq and it felt like we were fighting for nothing. It's like we were fighting for their freedom when we should be fighting for our freedom," he was quoted as saying.

Three Navajo soldiers have died in Iraq since the start of the war.

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