Army 1st Lt. Ehren Watada Continues to Criticize the War Despite His Upcoming Court-Martial
"Could it be that ... many people don't care about the illegality of this war?" Watada asked students and others who packed a hall at Seattle Central Community College. "It is my belief that the American people have relinquished their responsibility."
He also blamed elected officials.
Watada, 28, said initial reasons offered to justify the Iraq war -- the presence of weapons of mass destruction and Iraq's purported ties to terrorists -- turned out to be unsubstantiated.
"We have all been deceived," Watada told the audience. The "American people have the power to end this war."