Friday, March 25, 2005

Can somebody please explain?

As expected, Jeremy Hinzman, who deserted the U.S. army after realising it wasn't just an opportunity for a free education, but actually involved obligations, has been denied refugee status in Canada. After the decision, he spoke at an anti-war rally held outside the U.S. consulate in Toronto.

What I don't understand is how the anti-war types can support him anyway. While I'm sure that there are plenty of people in this country opposed to the war in Iraq who have supported other U.S. military actions in the past, one suspects that these aren't the same people who are outside the consulate with the Bush=Fascist signs. Those are the people who oppose all U.S. military action. How do they excuse supporting a man who was willing to sign up to fight for the imperialist cause, even if he didn't specifically know he was going to have to go to Iraq?

Just asking.

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