General Approves Court Martial For Watada

November 10th, 2006  
Team Infidel

Topic: General Approves Court Martial For Watada

Seattle Post-Intelligencer
November 10, 2006
By P-I Staff and News Services
First Lt. Ehren Watada, who challenged the Bush administration's reasons for going to war in Iraq and then refused to deploy to that country, will face a military trial, the Army said Thursday. The Fort Lewis commander, Lt. Gen. James Dubik, recommended a general court-martial of Watada. No date has been set for the trial. Watada was charged with missing troop movement, conduct unbecoming an officer and contempt toward officials for comments he made about President Bush. If convicted on all charges, Watada could serve six years of confinement and be dismissed from the service. The 28-year-old officer from Honolulu has said he believes the war is illegal and was first charged after he refused to deploy to Iraq on June 22 with his Fort Lewis Stryker unit.

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