Saturday, April 15, 2006

1st the Generals, 2nd West Point Graduates: NO!

From West Point Graduates Against the War via beckperson's blog:


Well, you know you've gone over the edge when the military starts turning against you. First, it's the generals, now it's West Point graduates.

From the military academy graduates...this will just give you chills:

"Instilled by the Cadet Honor System with a fundamental, longstanding respect for truth, we graduates of the United States Military Academy believe that honor is a basic attribute of character.

That we are no longer cadets is irrelevant.

We stand appalled by the deceitful behavior of the government of the United States and, in particular, its widely known malefactors. Lying, cheating, stealing, delivering evasive statements and quibbling not only has demeaned these deceivers and the United States of America, but has placed vast numbers of innocent people in deadly peril. We will not serve the lies.

The war in Iraq was launched illegally. It has since killed tens of thousands of innocents, causing incalculable damage to Iraq and the Iraqi people, as well as the reputation of the United States of America. We will not serve the lies.

When we West Point graduates took our commissioning oath of office one past June morning, we swore to protect our nation against all enemies, foreign and domestic. The deceitful connivances of the current administration have resulted in a war catastrophic to our nation’s interests: politically, economically, militarily, and morally. We now stand to protect our nation from these deceivers. We will not serve their lies.

We seek justice for all victims of this illegal war, both servicemen and servicewomen, and the citizens of Iraq. To our purpose we invoke the words of Thomas Jefferson in the Declaration of Independence whereby we too “mutually pledge to each other our lives, our Fortunes, & our sacred Honor.”



SheaNC said...

Wow, it is truly amazing how many of those whom one would think are on their side, are actually on ours - against the BushCo regime!

Watch 'n Wait said...

Well Sheanc, you know, the military's oath is to the Constitution first and foremost...and when the Constitution, the Geneva Conventions, et al, are being so badly violated, they feel they must do as duty and honor demand...and stand up for the the West Point Graduates also just did. The military have their codes, and they follow them as best they can.