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Lesbian soldier who deserted US Army pleads for refugee status

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  1. Mihangel apYrs 8 Sep 2009, 8:37pm

    It “amuses” me how flexible these rules and regulations are when they need someone.

    The rank hypocracy stinks

  2. Bill Perdue 9 Sep 2009, 7:55pm

    Smith is doing what she has to do to save herself and maybe save her life. Good for her. She deserves our full support. I hope they grant her asylum and adopt an open door policy for all the other refugees from Bill Clinton’s DADT and Obama’s stop-loss program.

    (If I find out where to send letters of support to Smith and her lawyers and to Canadian officials deciding the case I’ll pass them on and if someone else knows please publish it for us.)

    The solution for Smith and Rocha and all the other GLBT folks in the military (aside from being smart and not enlisting in the first place) and for all the GI’s in harms way to make money for Exxon-Mobil and Haliburton is to support the antiwar movement, particularly the GI antiwar movement.

    Iraq Veterans Against the War is an organization of active duty service people and veterans opposed to the invasions and occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan.

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