Wednesday, February 28, 2007


American army objectors to the Iraq War:
UK military objectors to the Iraq War:
Anyone who stands up to the might of the army and the government to say that they will not fight in an unjust and illegal war has my deepest respect. Some of these people joined the army because they thought it would be a good career, until they realised it involved killing civilians and blowing up their homes and destroying their culture.

The difficulty for a lot of these guys is that they don't actually object to war, just to the Iraq war, which makes it hard to register as a conscientious objector; though they should be allowed to present a defence under the Nuremberg Principles, the principle that soldiers should refuse to obey an illegal order.

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