Huh? What Am I Missing Here?

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  1. Annie
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    Usually my ability to read and comprehend is good. I do not understand the emphasized part of this article. Can someone help?

    http://www.boston.com/news/world/la.../canada_denies_asylum_for_us_deserter?mode=PF

     
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    I *think* they are saying that the guy should not be imprisoned for refusing to take part in a war that he sees as being illegal. The author must be an idiot....
     
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    He is saying that his client believes the war in Iraq is illegal and therefore his client refused to participate in it, an illegal activity. He is trying to argue that a person should not be imprisoned for refusing to participate in an illegal activity (even if the activity is not illegal, but the client feels that it is, or should be).

    Hope that made it a bit clearer, I had to read it through twice myself!
     
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    I believe that you're on the mark here. But still, you have to ask yourself - If he thinks war is so downright illegal, what was he thinking when he VOLUNTARILY enlisted?

    Perhaps he thought he'd just be making doughnuts?
     
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    Bravo. That was at the heart of my question. No one drafted his butt! After that, pay the piper.
     
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    I think it means that the author Beth Duff-Brown, is a "fair and impartial" jounalist. Right? :rotflmao:
     
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    Merlin asked:
    My guess would be something along the lines of:

    "If these redneck idiots are willing to give me cash as a signing bonus AND put me through college then I'll play along, pretend to be "soldier boy" for a bit, bilk them for every dime I can...after all, we're not going to go to war in the next few years..."
     

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