Monday, January 17, 2005

Conscientious Objector

What is the military going to do with men like Kevin Benderman who, having been to Iraq, are convinced that the war is immoral and that it's worth risking a jail term to say "no" to a direct command?

If you'd like to thank Representative Cynthia McKinney, who intervened on Benderman's behalf, here is the contact info:

Washington D.C. Address
320 Cannon House Office Building
Washington DC, 20515

Phone: 202-225-1605
Fax : 202-226-0691
4th District Address
North DeKalb Mall
2050 Lawerenceville Highway, Suite D-46
Decatur, Georgia 30033

Phone: 404-633-0927
Fax : 404-633-0968

Buford Highway Satellite Address
3523 Buford Highway NE
Suite 201
Atlanta, Georgia 30329

Phone: 404-320-2001
404-320-1638
Fax : 404-320-3496

1 comment:

FunkyB said...

Does the name John O'Neill ring a bell? Nixon sicked him on Kerry and you can bet the current regime will put a hound on Benderman in order to completely destroy him and ruin his "moral standing." No one wants to hear our troops saying "bad things." No - we are just supposed to drive around town with yellow ribbon magnets on our cars and dutifully support our troops. I'm so sorry these young men are being deployed, and I'm so sick over the stop orders, but I can't find fault in a man who comes back and says, "look, this is just wrong. I can't do it."