Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Cowardice in Army Officer Corps

The Seattle Times reports that a Ft. Lewis Army Lieutenant has refused to deploy to Iraq, as ordered. In a statement, Lt. Ehren Watada actually said "The wholesale slaughter and mistreatment of the Iraqi people with only limited accountability is not only a terrible moral injustice, but a contradiction to the Army's own Law of Land Warfare. My participation would make me party to war crimes." Unbelievable. This guy volunteers for the Army, the Infantry, and to serve as an officer, but now, when ordered to deploy, suddenly objects. This from a volunteer who joined after the war began. And interestingly, his father fled the country to avoid the Vietnam draft. I guess cowardice runs in the family. Enjoy Leavenworth, scumbag. And while you're making big rocks into little rocks, and little rocks into dust, another officer will serve in your place.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a copout. This young man was commissioned in the United States Army to protect and defend, and to obey the orders of those appointed over him. I hope that this young officer is tried, convicted and jailed for cowardice and conduct unbecoming. What is the impact of his actions on the moral of his unit? How has his total lack of discipline affected those that he's been charged to lead?

8:10 PM  
Blogger Cop the Truth said...

I don't think it will affect the morale of his unit much because I think most soldiers know this guy for what he opportunist and a coward. And soon, a convict.

10:00 PM  
Blogger El Verde 1 said...

The only thing I can say to this coward is, "Thank you for speaking up now. If you'd have waited it might have cost the lives of some real soldiers when you tucked your tail and ran." The sooner politically-driven criminals like this are imprisoned for disgracing the uniform they CHOSE to put on, the better.

1:14 AM  

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