Saturday, June 24, 2006

War-protesting Army Lt. doesn't deploy with his unit

A Fort Lewis-based officer who declared that he would not accompany his unit to Iraq followed his promise this morning.

Lt. Ehren Watada was not present when his battalion, part of the 3rd Brigade 2nd Infantry Division, gathered at 5:13 a.m. Instead, Watada remained within his headquarters building.

Watada, who joined the Army in 2003, said he came believe the Iraq war was illegal and immoral, and he had a duty not to follow orders.
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