Well Lt. Watada apparently refused to obey his “illegal” deployment order late yesterday. Let the court martial processes begin.
Lieutenant Ehren Watada, 28, was confined to his base of Fort Lewis, in the northwest state of Washington, and restricted from communications with anyone outside but his lawyer, according to people in Watada’s support committee. They said he was the first US military officer to refuse orders to go to Iraq.
Watada’s mother Carolyn Ho called his refusal an “act of patriotism.”
“As an officer, he believes it is his duty to disobey illegal orders,” she told AFP