Saturday, December 22, 2007

U.S. Soldiers Stage Mutiny, Refuse Orders in Iraq


Its encouragiing to know there's still some sanity, humanity among the US troops.
We speak with a reporter from the Army Times who gives an inside account of how an army unit committed mutiny and refused to carry out orders in Iraq. After an IED attack killed five more members of Charlie 1-26, members of 2nd Platoon gathered for a meeting and determined they could no longer function professionally. Several platoon members were afraid their anger could set loose a massacre.

Unfortunately, they will probably be drawn and quartered for following their consciences. At least they won't be war criminals. To just "follow orders" is never an adequate defense of what transpires.

This is the epitome of courage.

Via The Signs.

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