We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Lieut. Watada refuses deployment. This is a very serious matter, of course. The Lieut. surely would not be pleased when his team refused his orders on the battlefield. And he will not be pleased with the consequences of disobedience - just like any job, but in this case, more severe.
If this guy is so much smarter and wiser than his commanders, then why is he not a professor at West Point?
"Obedience to lawful authority is the foundation of manly character." - Gen. Robert E. Lee
War is a very good way to separate the men from the boys.