U.S. Army Soldier Refuses To Be Deployed to Iraq.

The ongoing War in Iraq remains a hot issue with voters come this November. Presidential hopefuls continue to lay down their plans on if or when to bring troops home, one U.S. Soldier is refusing to be deployed. 24 year old Matthis Chiroux says he will not deploy to Iraq. The young soldier was asked to report to duty on June 15Th, but refuses calling the War in Iraq, an illegal war. Chiroux has been in the U.S. Army for five years and has completed a tour of Afghanistan. However, he has no intentions of returning.
"My decision was entirely based on my desire to no longer continue violate my core values to support an illegal and unconstitutional occupation,"said Chiroux. The soldier is facing serious charges by choosing not to deploy including prison time or even the death penalty.
Independent studies revealed last month that nearly 300,000 U.S. Troops who served in Iraq and Afghanistan suffered from post-traumatic stress and depression.


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  • by wanda Location: rockford on Jul 3, 2008 at 07:02 AM
    He has seen enough maybe. I think that we should send our murders and rapist over there and let them fight the war in iraq. The say the come back with problems maybe he knows his limits. who else would know.
  • by Tom Location: NJ on Jun 30, 2008 at 05:12 AM
    He has every right to feel as he does. I am growing sick and tired of American blood being spilt on foreign soil. We have no reason to help the Afghani people or anyone for that matter, our Soliders should be protecting our boarders. Most of you seem to forget that these men and women have families, and children. Those children do not deserve to have the parents die for what some claim as "honor" or "duty". Time for everyone to wake up, no on wants to fight this war any longer. I say more power to him!
  • by veteran Location: wi on Jun 28, 2008 at 11:38 PM
    what is it that we are fighting for in Iraq. Saving face? For those who gave their lives? For oil? For the Iraqi people? To stop Al Qaeda.. Alot of the troops including my son, say fight em over there. News Flash we elect the people to Office, they make the call.. get out and vote..
  • by ron Location: kansas city on Jun 24, 2008 at 05:28 PM
    the reporter who wrote this needs to be fired. Doesnt tell what he did in Iraq, why the war is illegal to the soldier, just says he refuses to go. Did this reporter go to school for journalism or did someone give the mailboy a shot at writing a story?
  • by Justin Location: Baghdad, Iraq on Jun 24, 2008 at 12:58 PM
    He signed up for it! We all did! Where are your core values? No honor to your comrades? How about duty and integrity?? I guess he lost those now its all about him!
  • by Anonymous on Jun 21, 2008 at 08:03 PM
    who cares we probably won`t win anyways
  • by Paul Location: Rockford, Illinois on Jun 21, 2008 at 01:25 PM
    I wholeheartedly agree with the young soldier Mathis Ghiroux and his courage to speak up about not returning to Afghanistan.Cheney and Bush should be put on trial,not this soldier.
  • by marsha chesbro Location: greenville nc on Jun 20, 2008 at 11:13 PM
    you are cowards.when you sign up they own you.grow up.my daughter had to go and had no other choice.what about the soldiers who already gave their lives.what about them.what about the iraq people. we can not leave them with their coutry in chaos.
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