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You need to update your post:

Thank you, Richard, for so gracefully bringing this to my attention.

For readers, ABC News reported today that Corey Glass does not face arrest in the U.S. and was discharged.

However, the whole thing is fishy...

In the news report, Glass tells that his mother received a phone call saying that if he deserted, he would be considered a felon. Moreover, his discharged status is unclear:

"Despite his discharge, Glass remains in the Individual Ready Reserve, which means there is a small but still real chance he could be called up to serve in Iraq."

In my view, this is a last minute "save" on the part of the U.S. military. They have a solid PR dept. and surely have been aware of the controversy in Canada...Why were these details not released earlier?

There is greater social unrest in the U.S. about the Iraq war than there is in Canada. And, while Harper and Finley can beat their chests much like Bush did in the past years, the U.S. administration must now be cautious. They would not arrest this guy because it would be a media nightmare.

This story in no way changes the fact that the Conservative government continues to ignore the opposition of Canadians to our role in Afghanistan and our support for U.S. war resisters.

Yup, that's what I thought you'd say... Tell the truth... Are you going to believe Glass rather than signed and certified documentation?

Am I going to believe that a 25-year-old kid was genuinely scared of retribution from the biggest killing machine on the planet? Yup.

Am I skeptical of the credibility of an administration that invaded a country on the "truthful" premise that it had weapons of mass destruction? Yup.

Do you get the controversy remains because Finley was ready to deport him with the understanding that he would face retribution? Nope.

Finley looks bad(as always)here because either: a) the immigration department did not even investigate his status or b) they colluded with the U.S. in a false claim that he was always discharged.

How big of an idiot does one have to be to assume that he's being chased without checking over his shoulder every once in a while to confirm that he's actually being chased? The documents are real. Signed and dated in 2006. How stupid are his supporters for not following up on his claims?

My guess is that you folks (the left) found yourself a poster child that fit your agenda and you ran with it. Said poster child liked the attention so he played along. Now that the truth is out, you're not willing to look at the situation through an objective lens. You'd rather dream up wild conspiracy theories instead of facing the truth.

Oh! We're having a blogger gathering (Stampede BBQ and poker tourney) on the 12th. It's a non partisan adventure and you're more than welcome to join in. The food is provided but you've got to bring your own bevvies... If you're interested, shoot me an e-mail and I'll give you the particulars.

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