Deadman Walking

Posted by on June 7, 2006

Lt. Ehren Watada has decided to resist what he considers to be an illegal war in Iraq. What he fails to understand is that simply declaring a war Illegal doesn’t make it so. No US Court has made such a judgement and until they do, his order to deploy to Iraq is a LAWFUL order. By disobeying a direct order he is guilty of , at best going Absent Without Leave, and at worst violating Article 94, section 1 of the UCMJ or the Mutiny and Sedition laws. The penalty for that can be death.

Officers are generally held to a higher standard of conduct in the Military regardless of the branch(yeah Hendo, even the Air Force). Pablo Paredes refused to board his ship, the USS Bonhomme Richard, for deployment to southwest Asia. He was convicted of what amounts to a misdemeanor and kicked out of the Navy. I seriously doubt the Army is going to be as easy on a Commissioned Officer. Let alone an Officer who worked in conjunction with other people for the detriment of the service. That’s called Mutiny in any branch of the Military.

This letter from Smash is applicable with Lt. Watada as it was with Mr. Paredes. Michelle Malkin has much more coverage.

May God have mercy on this misguided soul because the United States Army will not.

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3 Responses to “Deadman Walking”

  1. Right Voices » » Dissent? No! More Like MUTINY OR SEDITION Says:

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  2. SingleMind Says:

    I hope they hang him high.

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