Stick your neck out, America!

AlterNet
by Ray McGovern

06/12/06

Several months ago, U.S. Army 1st Lt. Ehren Watada decided that U.S. involvement in Iraq is illegal and immoral. Like so many of us, Watada concluded that intelligence was manipulated to 'justify' the invasion. Unlike so many of us, he has had the courage to stick his neck out and pay the price for resistance. We should, I suppose, give the neck its due. It is a pleasant thing -- a convenient connection between head and torso. We do not risk it out of caprice. But if there is nothing for which we will risk that neck, then it has become our idol. And necks are not worthy of this status. Finally, an active duty U.S. Army officer has refused to engage in that kind of idol worship...

//www.alternet.org/waroniraq/37381/


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp



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