Going back to 2003
Gen. Peter Pace today said Iraqi military commanders can still determine their own fate and that of their troops.
"They can still surrender. They can still not commit crimes against humanity.
He also said this:
"I think that there are Iraqi soldiers out there who know what is right and who will in fact disobey illegal and immoral orders," he said.
Illegal and immoral orders.
Ehren Watada refused to be sent to Iraq to to follow an illegal and immoral order. There are tens of thousands of desserters who have done the same, as well as, those who have fought, but now refuse to.
So, is it too much to ask the active troops, in the same way that Pace asked the Iraqi soldiers, to oppose the occupation on the illiegal and immoral basis to which it was and is being run
The idea for this thought came from the early Friday morning show from Ray Taliaferro
But he went one further -- he asked what it means to "support the troops" in light of the obvious illegal and immoral nature of our occupation. And Ray followed with the idea that, yeah, Blame Bush, but he's only directing the war/occupation. Somebody else has to carry it out. The generals, the commanders, etc.. The troops.
Now, we hear that there is dissent amongst the troops. They want to come home. But when are they going to say this in mass scale, with a dislike for our occupation like Americans stateside feel?