Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Illegal, Schmilegal...

[via Anne Zook]
A military lawyer in a desertion case may have won a battle and lost the war, so to speak:
After a 20-30 minute eternity that left us all in a stupor of disbelief that the war's legality had just been debated in a military court, on the record, and had lost, badly, the attorney for the prosecution sat down. And then the judge said, "I believe the government has just successfully proved that any seaman recruit has reasonable cause to believe that the wars in Yugoslavia, Afghanistan and Iraq were illegal."
The point was supposed to be that military obligation to serve is irrespective of the legality of the war....

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