But morale is really in the toilet when a kid from South Dakota deserts the 82nd Airborne:
I wonder if he is reconsidering his position now that Bush has given up on the search for WMDs.
"This is a criminal war and any act of violence in an unjustified conflict is an atrocity. I signed a contract for four years, and I was totally willing to fulfil it. Just not in combat arms jobs. *** I was told in basic training that if I'm given an illegal or immoral order, it is my duty to disobey it. I feel that invading and occupying Iraq is an illegal and immoral thing to do."