lt. ehren watada on fresh air

Yesterday on NPR's Fresh Air, Terry Gross interviewed Army Lieutenant Ehren Watada, the first American officer to refuse to deploy to Iraq on the grounds that he thinks the war is illegal: Officer Refused to Deploy to Iraq. She also interviews one of Watada's lawyer, Eric Seitz. Watada is now being court-martialed for his refusal, and for statements he made opposing the war and the Bush administration's leadership. This guy is NOT a coward. If anything, to me, he's extraordinarily brave to follow his conscience and convictions about the war. Unfortunately, his decision now comes with a price.

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