An U.S. active duty combat soldier has refused further duty while still stationed in Baghdad. According to the Courage to Resist website:
Israel is a a member of VB Bravo Company, 1-149 Infantry of the Kentucky Army National Guard. He urged supporters to contact Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell because he feared what the Army might do to him:
Before making the decision to apply for immediate conscientious objector status, Israel wrote out his observations of the war on a MySpace blog. Sites like his are probably what moved the military to ban MySpace from their networks. Some of his thoughts:
The Iraq Veterans Against the War Legal Defense Fund supports soldiers who refuse to participate in the war.