Friday, June 09, 2006

Thank you Lt. Ehren Watada

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"Wednesday, June 7th U.S. Army First Lieutenant Ehren Watada became the first commissioned officer to refuse deployment to the unlawful Iraq war and occupation. He announced his duty to disobey the illegal order to deploy to Iraq in coordinated press conferences in Tacoma, Washington and Honolulu, Hawaii. Although he was restricted from attending the noon event in Tacoma as planned, a video statement was shown. Later that evening, Lt. Watada appeared before the press in Tacoma to answer questions directly.

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"Thank you Lt. Ehren Watada for standing up for international, US and military law by refusing to deploy to Iraq in support of the ongoing illegal war and occupation.

"From the preemptive invasion based on deception, to the deaths of tens of thousands of Iraqi civilians and nearly 2,500 U.S. troops, to the infamous Abu Ghraib torture cells and the recent Haditha massacre, no more evidence is required of how very wrong this war is. In light of these facts, we appreciate your decision to now follow your conscience."
Thank you Lt. Ehren Watada

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Blogger Colorado Railfan said...

You're throwing your support behind someone who either was too ignorant to realize that when he signed up for military service after the war started that he might be deployed to Iraq -- which is unlikely but possible -- or someone who signed up under false pretenses, in this case, to protest the war. Either way, you've thrown your political capital behind an illegal and illegitimate warrior. Way to go.

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