February 09, 2007

Quotent Quotables

by Armen

Once again, my weekend engagements* prevent me from posting this week's quotent quotable on Sunday. This week, 1LT Watada's court martial was declared a mistrial because of disagreements over the stipulations. As much as I'd like to sympathize with 1LT Watada, I think he broke one of the most fundamental rules governing the armed services. No soldier should have to obey an immoral order, but the legality of the war, and by implication his deployment orders, do not constitute immoral orders. He broke the law, and he should be punished for it accordingly. With that, we have this week's quotent quotable.

"Smokey, this is not 'Nam. This is bowling. There are rules." -- Walter Sobchek, "The Big Lebowski."

This is essentially the point that Intel Dump blogger Phil Carter makes in this MTV News segment on the topic.

*I have only one engagement party this weekend. It just so happens to be that of a classmate of mine who just so happens to have invited my current EU law professor as a guest as well. Should be interesting.

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