Don't Fight in This Illegal War: British MP George Galloway Explains Why He Is Telling Soldiers to Resist Orders in Iraq

April 04, 2003


George Galloway

British Labor MP.

Richard Norton-Taylor

Guardian reporter who wrote article about British soldiers being sent home after protesting at civilian deaths.

Two British soldiers have been sent home and may face disciplinary action after objecting to the conduct of the Iraq invasion.

They were returned to Britain on the eve of the war when they expressed concerns the offensive was in breach of the UN charter and for protesting that the war is killing innocent civilians.

The soldiers have been identified as a private and an air technician from 16 Air Assault Brigade, a frontline unit that has been engaged in heavy fighting in southern Iraq.

British authorities said the soldiers were ordered home on "medical and/or compassionate grounds" but denied the two had refused to fight.

Joining us now is Robert Norton-Taylor a journalist from the Guardian who reported on the story.