An American Hero

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Kicking, Jan 12, 2007.

  1. The heroes are not those who come back in a casket, those are victims called heroes and awarded medals so the people can feel they didn't die for nothing.
    The real heroes are those who take a stand and speak out, at the risk of become a pariah

    George W, you can stick those medals up your ass
  2. the guy got a point. the war was not waged in self-defence but based on lies. why has he go fight and risk to lose his life to fulfill the ambition of an oil thirsty administration?
  3. Neocon chickenhawks will of course call him a coward.

    They have no concept of conscientious objector, given they have no conscience...
  4. It's amazing what some of you nutjobs consider a "hero". :(
  5. "First Lt. Ehren Watada, a 28-year-old Hawaii native, is the first commissioned officer in the U.S. to publicly refuse deployment to Iraq. He announced last June his decision not to deploy on the grounds the war is illegal."

    Is this "officer" for real? Orders are orders...this aint civilian life ya dope. Even if your opposed to the war you go because the papers you signed say they own your ass. And I would be willing to bet the Army paid for his college degree also...

    I hope he realizes that once he gets thrown in prison and does his time he will have a dishonorable discharge following him around for the rest of his life. He will have the same job opportunities as a convicted pedophile...
  6. Orders are orders, that's what the Nazi's said at Nuremberg.

  7. Conscription is not how this officer found himself in the Army. Its black and white with the military. You either do or you dont. And either choice has wide ranging implications for him and his future.

    Tough place to between morals and duty.

    Possible death or branded for life.
  8. when the leaders make illegal decisions it is an extremely difficult position to be in. the neocons are war criminals. to speak out against them and not participate in the genocide is an act of bravery.
  9. Perhaps. But our military became a lot more than domestic defense forces long ago. And this man knew it when he joined.

    Once you are in the military you are not entitled to pick and choose conflicts to engage in.
  10. That's what the Nazis said at the Nuremberg trials...

    #10     Jan 12, 2007