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Thursday, May 22, 2008

Moral Obligation Meets Consequences

Iraq War-Dodger Begs Canada To Rescind Deportation Order
An American national guardsman who refused to redeploy to Iraq pleaded with the Canadian government on Wednesday to let him stay in Canada, despite an order from immigration officials that he leave within three weeks.

Sgt. Corey Glass, 25, is said to be the first Iraqi war dodger from the U.S. to face imminent deportation from Canada.

"I don't think it is fair that I should be returned to the United States to face unjust punishment for doing what I felt morally obligated to do," Glass said.

"I appeal to the Canadian people and the Canadian government to honor their tradition of respect for human rights and support my decision not to participate in this unjust war."

Like other American soldiers who fled to Canada, Glass's claim for refugee status has been turned down on the grounds he faces prosecution in the U.S., not persecution. [Emphasis mine... QC ...]

Glass joined the U.S. National Guard in 2002 believing it was a "humanitarian organization." He said he was told he would never be deployed abroad to combat. [Yeah. I'm not buying that one either... QC]
Here's the deal Corey, it's perfectly fine to stand up for your beliefs; in fact I commend you. However, you don't get to do it in a vacuum. Doing what you believe to be right always comes with consequences; just like doing what's wrong. You see Corey, what someone on the left failed to mention to you is that the freedom they love to pay lip service to, but don't really understand, comes with a heavy burden: responsibility. We'll see you when you get home. Have a good trip.

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