Almost every week we see another story about a soldier who is refusing to serve in the military any more (and many, many more that never see media attention), which is wonderful to me. I don’t have the time or energy to blog about all of these men and women, but I’m going to share this story as being representative of some of the recent folks who have taken public stands against war…

KIROTV.com: Army Interrogator To Return To Military Custody

. . . He sneaked out of Fort Bragg in the middle of the night, taking his books, clothes and a surfboard.

He left a note on his door, with Martin Luther King’s quote: “Cowardice asks the question, ‘Is it safe?’ Expediency asks the question, ‘Is it politic?’ But conscience asks the question, ‘Is it right?’ And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular but because conscience tells one it is right.”

Democracy Now: Broadcast Exclusive…AWOL Army Sgt. On the Run for a Year Speaks Out for the First Time