Comissioned Officer Refuses Deployment to Iraq



He's going to do jail time.

The war might be stupid, but it seems legal enough. Congress said, "Well, we'll declare war if you think we ought to, Mr. President." which is weird, but hardly illegal. Congress voted on it.

He swore an oath. You don't get to choose who you are sent to fight. You pretty much sign away your free will in many things when you sign up, especially as an officer.

Bummer, but he is choosing to go to jail.

Mr Casey

You choose it, you lose. The war was as much Congress' fault as the president, since he cannot actually declare war. The country does so much for us that we take for granted, so I think we should at least serve if it thinks war is necessary.