Soldier who fled to Canada now in Bel...

Soldier who fled to Canada now in Bellingham jail

There are 6 comments on the Seattle Post-Intelligencer story from Jul 17, 2008, titled Soldier who fled to Canada now in Bellingham jail. In it, Seattle Post-Intelligencer reports that:

An Army deserter from Idaho who was deported from Canada is being held in a county jail in Washington state pending a transfer to military custody.

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Since: Oct 07


#1 Jul 18, 2008
He's a deserter, hang him.
a mom

Bellingham, WA

#2 Jul 18, 2008
Rick69 wrote:
He's a deserter, hang him.
So I take it you're not a parent? You have never lost anyone? This young man is no less an American than you are. More I'd say. You are no more than a vigilante seaking vengence....perhaps you'd best be the one to go to war.

Salem, AR

#3 Jul 18, 2008
the military is a whole lot more than college tuition, if you can't pay the price don't volunteer

Since: Oct 07


#4 Jul 18, 2008
It was a figure of speech. when I say "hang him" I mean give him the full penalty.
not to mention this guy obviously knew we were at war since he deserted in 2005 and was a pvt so he enlisted after teh war started.
I am a parent a mom. and if my little one deserted our country after joining the mility because she didn't like what was going on a the time I would say she belongs in jail.
I'm not saying for life but he needs to be made understood that this is not OK.
Michael Kinsella

Seattle, WA

#5 Jul 26, 2008
As an ex-marine during the Vietnam War (6-years) I fought in a War that was unjust, and un-needed. Spme soldiers are fighting their 5th tours there! Iraq was a lie from the start, and so I think the military needs to start a "Fair Draft again" So that Jenna Bush, and the rich kids in the United States should have to pay the price the poor are paying with their blood.
King George was saved from going to Vietnam from his Daddy, and King George knew that the American people would not "Stand for another draft" so almost every grunt is a person of lower-middle class, or poor.
And oh yes... show the American people the coffins, and the 30,000 Americans who cannot walk, or are blinded by the illegal War in Iraq. The people who flew the jets into the Twin towers were from another country. But of-course our appointed President gots c's in Geography class.

Since: Oct 07


#6 Jul 27, 2008
Michael, what does any of that have to do with the article? many people have been over there multiple times, I'm one of them. But this guy is a pvt. He knew we were at war when he joined, he knew he would be going to Iraq. He is a deserter, plain and simple. If you don't want to go to iraq and fight, don't join the military. Hell, even the regular Airforce is fighting in Iraq now. Military = War
I may not like it but that's the way it is.

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