Monday, December 04, 2006

Why does this surprise me?

This is one of the real downsides to living in the pacific northwest. I'm surrounded by tree-hugging anti-war numbskulls who think that supporting Watada is somehow good for our society.

December 5 * 7pm.
Lt. Ehren Watada Discussion and Film Screening

Lt. Watada will discuss his personal history and reasons for his refusal to deploy to Iraq, and his charge that it is an illegal war. Lt. Watada became the first commissioned officer in the US armed forces to publicly refuse deployment to Iraq in June 2006. He is now facing a court martial. Professors Michael Honey (UW-Tacoma) and Mark Jensen (PLU), will show Honey's short film A Soldier's Duty?: Lt Ehren Watada's Story and discuss the issues involved in the case. The event is co-sponsored by United for Peace of Pierce County and People for Peace, Justice and Healing.
King's Books
218 St. Helens Ave.
Tacoma, Washington 98402

Of course he's facing a court martial, dummies - he disobeyed orders. His personal history and 'reasons' are meaningless. The Army (and Marines, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard) don't function when soldiers disobey orders.

Yes, I know, that part of their intent is to destroy our military. They might not be honest enough to say that, and their little poster boy here is supposedly willing to go to war in Afghanistan, just not in Iraq. But at the end of the day, they would love nothing better than to gut our military and have us all bow down to the terrorists of the world.

I can't get down to Tacoma tomorrow night to join them, but some of the Operation Support our Troops folks will be there. If you can get to King's Bookstore in Tacoma, Jeff and the gang would love to have you join in protesting this bizarre event:

You gotta be kidding!
Lt. Ehren Watada Film Screening !!??

This man deserted his troops!
He refused to deploy after training with his troops endangering those he swore to protect!
This man has no honor!

Shall we go down there and hold some signs on the
sidewalk outside this place on Dec 5, at 6:30 pm?

We have the right to peacefully express our views.
Who is up for it??

Jeff Brigham