Charles Goyette Interviews Bob Watada

Charles Goyette, February 07, 2007

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Bob Watada explains the situation of his son Ehren, the American officer being punished by the military for refusing to deploy to Iraq and “offending” the military with his public statements, how the State will not let him present a defense in “court” as the State rejects its own Nuremberg standard, the amount of gratitude expressed to him by fellow soldiers and how Americans can be helpful to Ehren’s cause.

MP3 here. (17:26)

From “US Hypocrisy Reaches All-Time High” by Paul Craig Roberts:

“U.S. Army Lt. Ehren Watada took the Nuremberg lesson to heart. He refused to deploy to Iraq on the solid grounds that the war is illegal, which it is under the Nuremberg standard, and that he cannot order troops under his command to commit illegal actions. Watada is correct. If the U.S. general staff had the integrity of Lt. Watada, America and Iraq would have been spared the pointless and bloody conflict. Bush was able to illegally initiate the conflict because the American military behaved exactly as the German military and followed the orders of a criminal commander in chief. Watada must be court-martialed in order to protect Bush and his obedient commanders from war crimes charges.

“By prosecuting Lt. Watada, the U.S. military has demeaned the Nuremberg trials and demoted them to merely the revenge of the victorious. Watada’s prosecution demolishes the illusion that the Nuremberg trials established a civilized principle of international law. All it did was to reaffirm that might is right. Germany’s ideology of domination was a war crime, but America’s ideology of domination is not.”

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