40,000 American Troops Deserted
It’s a tragic commentary on Mr Bush’s 21st century America that people have to risk their lives and join the military in order to get an education.
You could become disillusioned about military service if training officers joke about killing Iraqis. By November 2004 the invasion was over and the occupation was fighting for its life, beset by resistance fighters at every turn.
Since 2000, about 40,000 troops from all branches of the military have deserted, the Pentagon says. Those who help war resisters say desertion is more prevalent than the military has admitted. "They lied in Vietnam with the amount of opposition to the war and they're lying now," said Eric Seitz, an attorney who represents Army Lt. Ehren Watada, the first commissioned officer to refuse deployment to the war in Iraq.
Hinzman, 27, left his U.S. Army unit in 2004 to avoid service in Iraq. He fled to Canada with his wife and young son. Jeremy Hinzman Jeremy Hinzman applied for refugee status, arguing that the U.S. invasion of Iraq violated international human rights and was illegal.
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*40,000 US Troops AWOL & Troops Obtain Sanctuary in Canada