Fresh Air on NPR: Army Lieutenant Ehren Watada Refuses to Deploy to Iraq

January 25, 2007 · Politics & SocietyOfficer Refused to Deploy to Iraq

Army Lieutenant Ehren Watada is the first American officer to refuse to deploy to Iraq on the grounds that he thinks the war is illegal. He is joined by one of his lawyers, Eric Seitz, a civillian. Watada is now being court-martialed for his refusal, and for statements he made opposing the war and the Bush administration’s leadership.


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