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Brave Hart (Coward Soldier)
artvoice.com ^ | 3-9-06 | Peter Koch

Posted on 03/09/2006 9:58:22 AM PST by Houmatt

Sergeant Patrick Hart spoke calmly into the receiver. “Honey, I’m not coming home,” he told his wife, Jill. “It’s okay, I’m with friends. I’ll contact you in a few days.” And then he hung up the phone.

Jill Hart sat dumbfounded in the couple’s Fort Campbell, Kentucky home, knowing she was supposed to pick up Pat from the Clarksburg Greyhound station later that day. He’s such a practical joker, she thought after a while, he’s probably coming home early to surprise me with Ozzfest tickets or something like that.

But Pat Hart wasn’t joking, and he didn’t come home, not that night or the next. As it turned out, he was 800 miles away, in another country, where in two days he would officially be AWOL from the United States Army.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: coward; traitor; yellow

1 posted on 03/09/2006 9:58:22 AM PST by Houmatt
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To: Houmatt

I feel sorry for her. She probably didn't know she was marrying a coward and a deserter. Hopefully she can get a divorce and move on with her life. No sense being married to a felon and a traitor.


2 posted on 03/09/2006 10:01:12 AM PST by saganite (The poster formerly known as Arkie 2)
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To: saganite

Looks to me like she joined him in Toronto.


3 posted on 03/09/2006 10:03:42 AM PST by socal_parrot (Pass)
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To: saganite
He should be shot or hanged for Treason! I hope he likes the legacy he has given his son.
4 posted on 03/09/2006 10:06:31 AM PST by reagandemo (The battle is near are you ready for the sacrifice?)
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To: Houmatt

Meanwhile, far braver men continue fighting for the freedom Hart enjoys.


5 posted on 03/09/2006 10:07:10 AM PST by GOP_Party_Animal
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To: Houmatt
COWARD!!!
6 posted on 03/09/2006 10:17:11 AM PST by Maximus_Ridiculousness (R.I.P. Edgar Stiles :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :()
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To: Houmatt

Wow, he gave his son a lot to be proud of.

Yes, my daddy is a gutless coward


7 posted on 03/09/2006 10:18:41 AM PST by bannedfromdu
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To: Houmatt

Pulling kids out of the grills of humvee's
If we were the evil nation this guy makes us out to be, he'd have already been shot by the death squad.

canada - send him back
us army - send him to leavenworth, and have him make little rocks for about 30 yrs, them send him to n korea. better yet, just send him to n. korea.


8 posted on 03/09/2006 10:30:29 AM PST by Waverunner
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To: Houmatt

I would say good ridance, but he'll be back. When the next 'rat president takes office he'll pardon them all just like Jimmah Carter did. He and all the other traitors/cowards like him will be welcomed by the libs as heroes.


9 posted on 03/09/2006 10:33:41 AM PST by Jaxter ("Vivit Post Funera Virtus")
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To: Houmatt

P.O.S.


10 posted on 03/09/2006 10:34:59 AM PST by vpintheak (Liberal = The antithesis of Freedom and Patriotism)
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To: Houmatt

Did you use the word "Hart" intentionally? A "hart" is an old English word for "deer". Brave Deer. Hmmmm. Well, most deer run from the predators.


11 posted on 03/09/2006 10:36:31 AM PST by vwunpimsmyride
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19 and a half years in... and now he deserts?

there's something else going on here...

But: Consider the source.


12 posted on 03/09/2006 10:39:47 AM PST by Ramius (Buy blades for war fighters: freeper.the-hobbit-hole.net --> 1100 knives and counting!)
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To: Houmatt

I really can't imagine what I'd do if my husband pulled this kind of thing. Luckily, I'll never have to worry about it.


13 posted on 03/09/2006 10:48:16 AM PST by Kaylee Frye
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To: Ramius

9 1/2 years, not 19 1/2....


14 posted on 03/09/2006 10:49:38 AM PST by Kaylee Frye
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To: Houmatt

That lady's head isn't screwed on quite right. It seems like everything she did, she did to advance her own standing vis-a-vis the career of her "hero" husband. And now that he's a deserter, she's jumping into the "war resister" lifestyle with just as much gusto. While I'm glad this "sergeant" is out of my Army and sucking at the teat of Canada's welfare system (sorry, guys!), it irks me that he will probably evade justice. And I'm sure he has no intention of repaying his reenlistment bonus....


15 posted on 03/09/2006 10:50:56 AM PST by Caesar Soze
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The Harts have been slow to unpack because they still don’t have any confirmation that they’ll be able to stay in Canada. They’ve applied for refugee status through the Immigration and Refugee Board, but have yet to receive a hearing date.

There are other American deserters—although “war resisters” is the preferred term—currently living in Toronto. Two of them, Jeremy Hinzman and Brandon Hughey, have already applied for refugee status but were denied at their hearing last March. The ruling made very clear who qualifies for refugee status, and it seems that doesn’t include war resisters. Here’s what the ruling said: “I find that the claimants are not [Geneva] Convention refugees, as they have not established that they have a well-founded fear of persecution for a [Geneva] Convention ground in the US. I also find that they are not persons in need of protection, in that their removal to the US would not subject them personally to a risk to their lives or to a risk of cruel and unusual treatment or punishment, and in that there are no substantial grounds to believe that their removal to the US will subject them personally to a danger of torture.”

Hinzman and Hughey have appealed their case in Canada’s federal court, however, and nobody expects an official ruling on the appeal for months. There’s a strong possibility—or at least a strong hope among the community of war resisters and antiwar activists—that a parliamentary provision will be made in the near future, either changing the criteria for who can claim refugee status or simply allowing American military defectors to file for Canadian citizenship.

If no such provision is made, and Hinzman and Hughey lose their appeal, the Harts aren’t sure what they’ll do. If they go back to the US, Pat faces 30 years in federal prison. There’s always the possibility of trying another country, but none of the Harts have passports. “I really haven’t given it much thought,” Pat says. “I’ve got a positive feeling about his appeal in federal court.”

16 posted on 03/09/2006 11:05:24 AM PST by Albion Wilde (The best service a retired general can give is to...mothball his opinions. Omar Bradley)
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