Tuesday, December 07, 2004

AWOL Loser Seeks Asylum in Canada

TORONTO (AFP) - A US soldier who walked out on the 82nd Airborne Division and his country after learning he was being sent to Iraq, launched a long-shot bid for political refuge in Canada.

Jeremy Hinzman, 26, a veteran of the US-led war in Afghanistan (news - web sites), appeared before Canada's Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB) to formally plead that he would face persecution if sent home to the United States.

Persecution huh? Imagine that..

"I was in a culture that looked upon the army as a good thing to do. The missions that they carried out were with the aim of (doing) good and spreading democracy," South Dakota-born Hinzman said.

And what is it exactly this nibblehead douchebag thinks it is that we're doing in Iraq?

"To me that was more meaningful than just working in the workaday world," said Hinzman, who admitted he also enlisted for four years in January 2001 to take advantage of a US army college sponsorship fund.

You mean I actually have to fight? I just signed up for the free education!!

Go read the rest if you're so inclined (and you can stomach it). Just uhm, try not to spew while sitting in front of your PC, cuz The Overlord ain't buying you a new keyboard.