Saturday, June 24, 2006

Thank You, Lt. Watada...

Many of you know that I've been against this illegal war since the very beginning. I've taken a lot of flack for that, not supporting crimes against humanity, but it's been relatively harmless.

Not like the kind of flack someone can get for doing something honorable in the face of such madness.

Now, I've always been against blindly "supporting the troops". They're not machines. They can throw down their weapons at any time.

Like Lt. Watada.

Taken from his web site: U.S. Army First Lieutenant Ehren K. Watada reported to duty at 2:00 a.m. early this morning, Thursday, June 22nd and refused orders to move to the adjacent McChord Air Force Base to prepare to fly to Iraq. Lt. Watada believes that the war and occupation in Iraq are illegal, and thus participation in the war is also illegal.

There's plenty you can do to help.

Thank you, Lt. Watada and for all the other people out there who are showing the United States that common decency is also one of our rights.

1 comment:

Jenn from WA said...

There's been a BIG hoolala here about this. I say, good for her. I'm glad to see someone making a stand...and not assuming they "have" to go to war. I realize the military is based on following orders, but if your commanding officer orders you to do something against your moral code or fiber, isn't better to have military personnel who can think for themselves and above all FEEL?