Monday, March 13, 2006

British soldier in Iraq quits over illegal tactics by US troops

I was alerted to the story by my nephew in China, he is a University of Chicago student researching his PhD thesis in Bejing, and found it online in the Daily Times, a Pakistani newspaper:

"An elite British soldier revealed in an interview with the Sunday Telegraph that he quit the army after refusing to stay and fight in Iraq on moral grounds because of the “illegal” tactics used by US troops on the ground.
The 28-year-old Special Air Service (SAS) soldier, Ben Griffin, terminated his army career after just three months in Baghdad and was discharged last June. He is believed to be the first SAS soldier to refuse to go into combat and to quit the army on moral grounds.
“I saw a lot of things in Baghdad that were illegal or just wrong,” Griffin told the weekly newspaper..

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