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A violation of military regs

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Submitted by Dean M. (United States), Jul 17, 2011 at 12:57

Conscientious objector status has to be based on objection to war, period. As retired from the US Army, I am aware of the regulations. One cannot claim objector status based on specific wars against specific nations. (Also, there is the noncombatant status for conscientious objectors. One of the best medics I knew during the Vietnam era was a conscientious objector. He wouldn't take up arms, but he would administer aid as a medic and try to save lives.)

This is a violaton of Army regulations. The man should have been given a general discharge and released for other reasons. Muslims fight Muslims all the time. Look at the Iran-Iraq war. Many thousands of Muslims died fighting each other. Again, military regulations require an conscientious objector object to all war. This is a type of caving into "political correctness" that does violence to good discipline and order.

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