Sunday, February 11, 2007

Lt. Watada update: Mistrial.

I was just a kid, but back in the bad old days [if I remember rightly], Conscientious Objectors refused to go to war. Period. Lt. Watada has said [again, if I remember rightly] that he's willing to go to war, just not this war, the one in Iraq, the one the Army wants to send him to. So, I don't know if this qualifies him to be called a CO, but it's close enough to suit me.

Meanwhile, his court-martial has been declared a mistrial, the judge has set a tentative date for retrial, and his attorney is planning to appeal that on the grounds of double jeopardy. [details]

from Objective - Justice

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