To Kill or Not To Kill
While Lt. Watada followed his conscience, he forgot that he was enlisted in the world's most powerful military machine that forbids any dissent. Now, he faces court martial. If found guilty, he can go to prison for 6 years.
Suddenly, I am thinking of the officer who was sentenced 18 years in prison for killing three Iraqi detainees in cold blood. He followed orders to go to war and kill. Then he killed some more and had to accept his punishment.
Lt. Watada refuses to go to war and kill. He may get one third of the 18-year prison sentence.
What's wrong with that picture?