Canada, support the war resisters???

Why is it Canada accepts political prisoners from around the world out of sincere compassion but political dissenters from the US are criminals?...Canada accepted resisters from the Vietnam war, albeit draft not "deserters", why not now when the stakes these young men are facing are just as high...remember when answering that most of these :deserters" have done more in Iraq than most of you couch heros who will call them names. Pierre Trudeau opened the borders and protection of these refugees, why has Stephen Harper not done the same?

4 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    Maybe Canadians are honorable people. There is a difference between a resister and a deserter. A deserter made a commitment, knowing full well that part of that commitment may put him in harm's way. Canadian people realize that.

    And off hand, I'm no couch hero. I did my time during Vietnam.

  • 1 decade ago

    As has been mentioned here already:


    2) Because of #1, the current US Armed Forces is filled by people who VOLUNTEERED to serve. Therefore, if they try to leave the US, or otherwise not fulfill their contractual obligation, they are DESERTING. In the civilian world, it's called job abandonment, and is usually grounds for termination of employment.

    Source(s): Prior-service, Marine Corps.
  • yasmin
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

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  • 1 decade ago

    There is no draft.

    I say again, there is no draft.

    For the third time, there is no draft.

    And until you can produce a DD214 showing your Iraq service, kindly shut your hole about "couch heros", Mr. Internet Commando.

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