Sunday, July 31, 2005

There's Strategy, and Then There's "Strategery"...

SGT Kevin Benderman, who refused to return to Iraq by claiming conscientious objector status, was found guilty Thursday of "Missing Movement by Design" and sentenced to 15 months in military jail -- a questionable charge and and even more questionable conviction.

Read fellow resister Camilo Mejia's take on it on the Truthout website and see for yourself what went wrong.

There's strategy, which should have worked in this case. And then there's that good ole Bushwa "stategery", which it appears always trumps reality.

How many more Kevin Bendermans, how many more Camilo Mejias, how many more Jonathan Barrigas will it take before we collectively as a society say "enough"?