Friday, June 09, 2006

I thought that officers were supposed to be smarter than the average bear

But we have 1st Lt. Ehren Watada, 27 who joined the army in 2003 and is now realizing that there is a war on. Just to let you know- he doesn't want to go now.

"I feel that we have been lied to and betrayed by this administration," Watada said Tuesday in a telephone interview with the Seattle Times from Fort Lewis. "It is the duty, the obligation of every soldier, and specifically the officers, to evaluate the legality, the truth behind every order — including the order to go to war."

His attorney, Eric A. Seitz, says Watada submitted a letter to his command in January stating he had serious reservations about the Iraq war and felt he could not participate in it.

Did he think that by enlisting in combat arms- that he'd have a say in how he was assigned? What kind of dumb@ssed college grads is the Army taking nowadays?

Joe Hitt, a civilian spokesman at Fort Lewis, an Army post about 40 miles south of Seattle, confirmed that Watada is a member of the 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, the Army's first Stryker Brigade Combat Team. The unit held a deployment ceremony Friday and will begin leaving later this month for its second mission in Iraq.

Hitt said the Army is aware of Watada's plans but has no comment.

Watada, a native of Honolulu, enlisted in the Army in 2003 after graduating from Hawaii Pacific University. He reported for boot camp in June of that year and began officer candidate school two months later.

The article goes on to proudly link him with other comunist socialist anti American peace activists.

So what we have here is a college grad who joined the Army DURING a war and went into combat arms- instead of say the Supply corps, or Engineers- and wants to pick and choose his assignments. Probably with the cavet that he doesn't hurt anybody in carrying out his mission.
,,,,,,,,Unless of course, they're EEeevil Republicans.

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