Awww...he got scared.
Sun Jul 21, 2013, 10:29 PM
Hell no, I won’t go! Soldier claims conscientious objector status days before deployment
Hell no, he won't go? Soldier claims conscientious objector status days before deployment
22-year-old Chris Munoz, a private in the U.S. Army, refused to deploy to Afghanistan with his unit after claiming a crisis of conscious
By Bill Briggs, NBC News contributor
As his fellow First Cavalry soldiers stow their gear in Afghanistan, a 22-year-old Army private moves vehicles and cleans buildings at Fort Hood after declining to deploy on the grounds that his conscience won’t let him kill — a move resulting in fierce backlash within the military community.
Amid the era of the all-volunteer force and after 12 years of war, the “conscientious objector” application recently filed by Private Second Class Chris Munoz is a rarity compared to the 171,000 CO claims made during the divisive, draft-based Vietnam War. Only about 100 such claims are submitted annually, according to a federal report. But that number is rising, says a national organization that helps objectors.
“We are getting more calls. There seems to be a lot of folks having problems of conscience,” said Bill Galvin, counseling coordinator at the Center of Conscience & War, a Washington, D.C.-based advocacy group.
“When there’s conscription, we have a lot more work, certainly. But even these days, it's one thing in the abstract to say, ‘I'd like to defend my country,’ but it's something else entirely to be looking down at the barrel of gun and know you have that person’s life in your hands,” Galvin said. “Especially if you don’t know if that person is your enemy.”
DUmmies give the expected "Good job!" to the coward except...
Pelican should come over here to CU. You're wasting you time and brain power at the DUmp!!!Response to Catherina (Original post)
Mon Jul 22, 2013, 12:25 AM
6. Big rocks into little ones and the little ones into pebbles...
Fuck this guy...
Hey genius, the war has been on for 12 years and the rest of us who signed on the line managed to leave our families multiple times because we agreed to. It's what men (and some women) do.
I think he can manage once at the tail end of things...
I've seen the video of his wife and it basically came down to "He went to basic and got scared and this is what we came up with to get out of it"