|By Anonymous (24-179-130-66.dhcp.fdul.wi.charter.com - 188.8.131.52) on Friday, January 12, 2007 - 10:40 pm: Edit Post|
He swore to serve. His buddies are serving. He didn't swear to analyze US policy, he signed up and swore to follow lawful orders.
He deserves a cell, not a shout out.
|By Joanne Marie Roll (joey) (acc281dc.ipt.aol.com - 184.108.40.206) on Saturday, January 13, 2007 - 1:18 pm: Edit Post|
Watada took an oath to uphold the Constitution of the United States. I think he is questioning the legality of the war in Iraq. Nurnberg put an incredible burden on soldiers in terms of making a determination of what is morally justified. Soldiers can not assume that all orders are lawful. I support Watada. I do not think we had the right under international law to invade Iraq and now the justification which was used has turned out to be inaccurate.
Before the invasion began, the US evidently had information that
Saddam was in a restaurant. The US dropped a bunkerbuster bomb directly on the restaurant and killed 80 people, including children. The intelligence saying that Saddam was there turned out to be faulty. I am haunted by our responsibility as a nation for that act.