Saturday, August 26, 2006

Snitch of the Week: 7/16- 7/22

(The truth?! You can't handle the truth!
What else do you say at a military trial?)

Ehren Watada is
the first commissioned officer to publicly refuse deployment to the war in Iraq. He caught the 9-11 bug like many others woh volunteered after the attacks and even paid $800 on a test to prove to the military that his asthma wasn't serious.

But unlike most soldiers, he can read or at least decided to exercise his ability to read, and after researching
International Law and the history of Iraq, as well as articles by scholars and governmental and non-governmental agencies about the pretext and build-up of the war he decided he didn't want to die so Halliburton's stock could go up.
Not to mention soldiers coming home told him they may have committed war crimes while in Iraq.

He told his commanding officer that he wasn't going and
he volunteered for the war in Afghanistan instead and the Army refused. The Army then offered him a staff position away from combat to keep him quiet but he didn't take it.
He has been formally charged
with contempt towards President Bush, conduct unbecoming an officer and a gentleman, and missing movement for which he may get 7 years.

Peep his site here and his Wikipedia page here.

Ehren Watada, for your inquisitive nature and gulliness in the face of military prison you are the Snitch of the Week.

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