Watada discharged - Hawaii News

Watada discharged - Hawaii News

There are 708 comments on the Honolulu Star-Bulletin story from Sep 26, 2009, titled Watada discharged - Hawaii News. In it, Honolulu Star-Bulletin reports that:

The Army grants the officer's resignation under "other than honorable conditions" By Gregg K. Kakesako POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Sep 26, 2009 Return to Paginated View First Lt.

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RUserious

Wamena, Indonesia

#721 Oct 20, 2009
Yep wrote:
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Which sandbox? I'll be going to Iraq next year. I agree with you 100% on what you said in the previous posts and on my other posts i mentioned the same, if Watada went against the war and spoke out before entering the Army after his Graduating from college under the ROTC program, then i would've have alot of respect for him, like i said before it was his timing that i don't like. Anyway, God speed and stay safe my friend.
I'm in Iraq living it up. It's a totally different fight then the last tour 07-08. We need warrants. We can't just go looking for someone without the Iraqis permission. We're only allowed on the streets at certain times. We can't even search someone without getting in trouble. We are only supporting the Iraqis IF they need us. Yet we're still getting mortared and blown up.
Yep

Lihue, HI

#722 Oct 21, 2009
RUserious wrote:
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I'm in Iraq living it up. It's a totally different fight then the last tour 07-08. We need warrants. We can't just go looking for someone without the Iraqis permission. We're only allowed on the streets at certain times. We can't even search someone without getting in trouble. We are only supporting the Iraqis IF they need us. Yet we're still getting mortared and blown up.
That's good to know that your not bustin your A $$ over there, yeah there's more rules now since the Iraqi's taking over, i've been there from 04-05 OIF II, i was station at LSA Anaconda at that time, and our Base had a nickname Motarville Anaconda, we got hammered Morning, noon, and night by Motar rounds and rockets but most of us got use to it. Yep, going back one more time then i'll be retiring, got 28 yrs in the Army, getting tired but proud to serve, anytime, anywhere, and any place don't matter to me because that's my job and duty. You take care, God speed and stay safe.
Retired Soldier

Atlanta, GA

#723 May 13, 2010
Watada is an American hero for holding steadfast on his great values.This guy should be applauded for standing up for what he believed in.He should be a great role model to all Hawaiians.We need more great Americans as Watada.
Retired Soldier

Atlanta, GA

#724 May 13, 2010
World Hero wrote:
Our war in Iraq killed thousands of innocent women and children and brought nothing but misery to a whole generation of Iraqis. And for what?
I'm not afraid to die for what I believe in. Iraq was a war that took the lives of thousands of US soldiers. And what did they die for?
Mr. Watada called our President out and showed courage to disobey his orders to go and fight in a war he believe in. Millions of people around the protested this war. In the eyes of all those who believe something needed to be done to stop the war in Iraq, Mr. Watada is a Hero!!!I agree 100%.Watada is an AMERICAN HERO.God bless the guy.
I agree 100%.Watada should go down in history as one of the greatest Americans and Soldier that has ever lived,He stood up for what he believed in.Watada is an American Hero.God bless the guy.

“HILLARY OR TRUMP”

Since: Mar 09

WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE?

#725 May 13, 2010
RUserious wrote:
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I'm in Iraq living it up. It's a totally different fight then the last tour 07-08. We need warrants. We can't just go looking for someone without the Iraqis permission. We're only allowed on the streets at certain times. We can't even search someone without getting in trouble. We are only supporting the Iraqis IF they need us. Yet we're still getting mortared and blown up.
That's because we have an Idiot-In-Chief now. He cares more about protecting terrorists than he does about our troops. I hear he's giving out Yellow Medals now to any soldier who shows restraint from killing the enemy. Pathetic.
Webster

Mililani, HI

#726 May 13, 2010
Great American Hero? Far from it.
Dan

United States

#727 May 13, 2010
hopefully its a right decision.

why you should care: http://dan-gettingstarted.blogspot.com
Scaffold

Honolulu, HI

#728 May 18, 2010
The Army is well rid of Watada.

Had he not chickened out under the pretext of an attack of "conscience" as a line officer exercising command in combat he very likely would have gotten some of our troops killed what with his cowardice and his utter lack of any sound judgment.

Well done, U.S. Army, for dumping so much unneeded ballast.

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