Sunday, June 04, 2006

Conscientious Objector Seeks Assistance

The resister in question is so far identified only as LT. The website below refers to an upcoming press conference but no date has yet been announced as they await some type of critical mass of supporters. Many high profile names have already signed on as supporters here, including backing from Veterans For Peace, of course. Looking back at desertion rates during Viet Nam, I have a strong sense of the importance of VFP, and in particular any assistance they offer conscientious objectors.

http://www.thankyoult.org

June 3, 2006: First U.S. military officer poised to publicly refuse orders in support of the illegal Iraq War requires immediate support and assistance. Join this unprecedented political and legal support campaign today! Information updated daily!

Initial Call to Support

A Call to Support U.S. Military Officer to Refuse Illegal Iraq War

June 2, 2006

First U.S. military officer poised to publicly refuse orders in support of the illegal Iraq War requests your immediate support and assistance. Having already attempted to resign his commission in protest, he now poised to refuse deployment via simultaneous, cross-country press conferences, within days.
"I refuse to be silent any longer. I refuse to watch families torn apart, while the President tells us to "stay the course."… I refuse to be party to an illegal and immoral war against people who did nothing to deserve our aggression. I wanted to be there for my fellow troops. But the best way was not to help drop artillery and cause more death and destruction. It is to help oppose this war and end it so that all soldiers can come home."
- LT*

A working group has formed to facilitate an unprecedented political and legal support campaign on his behalf. Well respected civilian legal representation has been secured. A legal and political defense fund has been created. Many of us have already met LT* and have been moved by his determination to help stop an unjust war.

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