Mr. Long, who fled to Ontario in 2005, had signed up to join the U.S. Army in July, 2003. He believed at that time that his country was justified in going to war in Iraq, his lawyer Shepherd Moss said at the court hearing to halt the deportation. Mr. Long intended to train as a tank commander. “He wanted to go to defend his country,” Mr. Moss said.
His perspective changed while in training at the army base at Fort Knox. After hearing that weapons of mass destruction had not been found in Iraq, Mr. Long thought the U.S. had no reason for being at war. Also, he was troubled by evidence of abuse of Iraqi detainees that came out in May of 2004, Mr. Moss said.
This ain't a game, kiddies. Everyone wants the benefits, but some people have a problem paying the dues that go with 'em. So instead of paying the Piper, this douche decided to high-tail it to Canada. Either this guy was such a fucking juvenile that he shouldn't have been given anything as complex as a driver's license, much less an enlistment contract, or he's full of more bullshit than a stockyard.