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posted 08 June 2006 11:06 AM      Profile for bigcitygal     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 

Army officer from Honolulu refuses to report for Iraq duty

A Honolulu man, who has tried twice to resign his Army commission as an officer because he believes he “cannot justify or support legally and morally” the war in Iraq, will refuse to deploy with his unit later this month.

1st Lt. Ehren Watada, a 2003 Hawaii Pacific University graduate, is one of 3,900 soldiers with the Army’s first Stryker Brigade Combat Team at Fort Lewis in Washington state.


In a letter to the Army, Watada wrote: “I am wholeheartedly opposed to the continued war in Iraq, the deception used to wage this war and the lawlessness that has pervaded every aspect of our civilian leadership.”

Full Story Here: Honolulu Star-Bulletin

From: It's difficult to work in a group when you're omnipotent - Q | Registered: Apr 2005  |  IP: Logged
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posted 08 June 2006 12:48 PM      Profile for otter        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Which brings up the old adage "if no one shows up, how can they have a war"?
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posted 08 June 2006 03:01 PM      Profile for slimpikins     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
This guy sounds like he has a lot of moral fiber. If he 'defects' to Canada, he can stay at my place.
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posted 08 June 2006 03:32 PM      Profile for eau        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Totally agree, we welcomed as a nation many of those who were horrified by the Vietnam War and chose not to kill people who had not harmed them. It was a war of aggression as is Iraq.
To this day I support their courage to do the morally right thing. Many of these conscientious objectors to corporate wars and killing have become contributing Canadians who treasure this country more than the one they were born in.

There are thousands who make this country their home.

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