All Posts Tagged With: "conscientious-objection"

“Whether You Pull the Trigger or Not…” Q+A with Aidan Delgado

As he writes in his memoir, former soldier and Buddhist Aidan Delgado has been called everything from a “man of principle” to a communist “barking moon-bat” for his decision to become a conscientious objector while serving in Iraq and his activism since then to protest the war and call attention to atrocities committed by American […]

8Aug2007 | Andrea Useem | 1 comment | Continued

A Buddhist at Abu Ghraib: Conscience in the Crossfire

Everyone has their 9/11 story — “What were you doing when the planes hit?” — but Aidan Delgado’s surely deserves the prize for Most Ironic. He was at an Army recruiting office, signing on the dotted line for an eight-year enlistment with the Army Reserve, seeking to escape the “elitism” and “petty sophistication” of his […]

6Aug2007 | Andrea Useem | 1 comment | Continued
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