Thursday, August 14, 2008

Would want it?

An advocacy group for Somali immigrants cautioned against linking Dirie to terrorism.

The Somali Justice Advocacy Center in St. Paul, Minn., said Thursday that connecting Dirie's death to terrorism "is a rush to judgment."

Let's see..... Muslim.... web site posting about killing Christians....chemical that could be used to produce cyanide gas...

Who would want to rush to judgement?

Cross posted at Tennessean.


Army deserter rejected by Canada

Actually I didn't think Canada had it in them.

U.S. deserter ordered deported from Canada"

TORONTO, Ontario (AP) -- One of the first U.S. Army deserters from Iraq to seek refugee status in Canada has been ordered deported.

Jeremy Hinzman said Wednesday he was ordered out of the country by September 23 by Canada's Border Services Agency.

Hinzman deserted the U.S. Army in 2004 after learning his unit was to be deployed to Iraq. He refused to participate in what he calls an immoral and illegal war.

Hinzman, 29, fled to Canada with his wife and son after he was ordered to deploy to Iraq with the 82nd Airborne Division in December 2003. He likely faces military charges in the U.S.

"I'm disappointed, but I think that every soldier that has refused to fight in Iraq has done a good thing and I'm not ashamed," Hinzman said moments after learning of the decision.

Now. Let us arrest him, try him and punish him as defined in the UCMJ.

At one time desertion in the face of the enemy was punished by death. The theory being that if one man ran away, an other had to stand and fight for him.

That appears to be the case here. I doubt if that he will be hung, or executed by firing squad. Thirty years in prison is not even likely, although we can hope.

Hard on individuals. Good for society.