Robin Long: Why He Ran

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Robin Long went AWOL in 2005, hiding in a Boise basement for several months before seeking refuge in Canada. Now he is apparently the first U.S. military deserter to be deported back to the United States. And many Canadians are pissed.

Boise man who refused to serve in Iraq now facing the consequences. - COURTESY OF ROBIN LONG
  • Courtesy of Robin Long
  • Boise man who refused to serve in Iraq now facing the consequences.

He could face one of three actions: discharge, court martial or a forced return to duty according to the Idaho Statesman.

Read the 2006 interview here and the entire transcript here.

From the 2006 interview: Are you willing to go to prison for your decision if it comes to that? Yeah, if it came down to that, I'd be willing to go to prison because I know I did the right thing and I can sleep at night and my conscience is still good.

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