24 April, 2007

Michael New - Soldier of these United States

Inside Politics

By Greg Pierce
April 24, 2007

No appeal

The Supreme Court yesterday rejected an appeal by a U.S. soldier who received a bad-conduct discharge after refusing to serve on a United Nations peacekeeping mission in the former Yugoslavia.

Former Army medic Michael New has been fighting his discharge for the past 11 years. Mr. New argued that he was not afforded all his legal rights in the course of the court-martial that stemmed from his refusal to wear the U.N. insignia on his Army uniform.

He was supposed to be among a few hundred soldiers who were sent to Macedonia, a former Yugoslav republic, to guard against the spread of unrest from other areas torn by ethnic turmoil. The justices declined to hear his case without comment, the Associated Press reports.
The lesson to be learned here, our so-called leaders would rather wiper their asses with the Constitution than do right as the goal is the complete over-turning of the Republic.


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