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Canada Court: AWOL U.S. Soldiers Not Refugees

US Politics & Gov't  (tags: GI's, AWOL, Canada, Supreme Court, refugee, deportation, iraq, military, war, troops, bush )

- 3866 days ago -
The Supreme Court of Canada on Thursday refused to hear an appeal by two U.S. military deserters who sought refuge in the country to avoid deployment to Iraq, a conflict they argued is "immoral and illegal."

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Cheryl B (375)
Friday November 16, 2007, 4:01 am
no way harper, bushies lapdog would allow this. we used to be the home of draft dodgers durig the vietnam war, many stayed, some were my friends

Tsandi Crew (95)
Friday November 16, 2007, 6:12 am
I hope we have more deserters, fewer suicides....I'd rather they run away than kill themselves....17 per day? This war is an unspeakable travesty. Bush should stand before us and shoot himself.

Pamela R (159)
Friday November 16, 2007, 1:18 pm
A tragedy! They may have signed up versus being drafted, but..... this is an immoral war fought for profit. My heart goes out to all of the troops.

Mary Riley (999)
Friday November 16, 2007, 6:45 pm
I remember reading when we went into Iraq, that Canada would NOT harbor defectors. That was way back. I don't know where they're supposed to go, England maybe? Australia?
Criminal war, and the nay-sayers are portrayed as the criminals.

Denise Reiser (42)
Friday November 16, 2007, 9:51 pm
I dunno. This is all so crazy to me. The title of this article is misleading. I thought it was goning to be good news for us. it isn't.... Canadian Gov. caved. How sad this is for me.
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