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"My decision is based on my desire to no longer continue violating my core values to support an illegal and unconstitutional occupation... I refuse to participate in the Iraq occupation," he said, as a dozen veterans of the five-year-old Iraq war looked on.
Officials take "hard facts and slice them into small pieces to make them presentable to the secretary of state or the president -- and all with the intent of furthering the occupation of Iraq," Goldsmith added.
But while many seek refuge in Canada, the young soldier vowed to stay in the United States to fight "whatever charges the army levels at me."
Originally posted by COOL HAND
This is absolute garbage.
He is a quitter, plain and simple.
The legality of the war is not for him to decide. I cannot wait to see how his court martial goes. I feel sorry for the other people in his squad/platoon/company who are now going to have to carry more of a load because if this piece of crap.
Thank God the vast majority of the military realizes what is at stake and are out there every day doing their job so that you people can jump on your computers and criticize them from your behind your user names.
Originally posted by USMC-oorah
The soldier is a coward and should of never enlisted in the first place. It's not a soldiers job to question the legalty, or moralty of a fight. A soldier enlisted in the arm forces of America to fight for his country. Plain and simple. A soldier can't pick and choose what fight he wished to participate in.
Originally posted by GradyPhilpott
It's just as well. People like him are no good in a combat zone, anyway.
Prison will likely suit him better.
He'll make a lot of friends there.