Watada’s Lawyer sees his clients chances as slim…

The lead lawyer for Army Lt. Ehren Watada, the Fort Lewis officer who refused to accompany his unit to Iraq last month, says his client’s chances of leaving the Army scot-free are slim.

“Our chances of winning and getting an acquittal are probably not very good,” Eric Seitz said at Seattle’s University Lutheran Church on Monday. He is in town from Honolulu to work on his client’s case.

Seitz is a veteran lawyer who has handled many military cases, including many war resisters, since the Vietnam War in 1968. Instead of winning, the best chances are for reduced charges or a light sentence for Watada, Seitz said.

At Fort Lewis last week, the Army charged Watada, 28, of Hawaii, with one count of missing his unit’s movement to Iraq, two counts of speaking contemptuously of President Bush and three counts of conduct unbecoming an officer. They could carry a maximum seven-year prison sentence. (Source)

As I said in an earlier post I certainly hope he gets lots of time making little rocks out of big rocks.

Charges filed against Watada


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