On Monday, Canadian authorities deported Robin Long (right), a U.S. Army deserter who left America and came to Canada hoping to escape the horrifying bloodbath that is the Iraq War. Even though a recent poll noted that 3 out 5 Canadians believe the Iraq War deserters should be allowed to stay here, the minority opposed to allowing them to stay is extremely vocal here in Canada. And their main argument is that the United States now has a volunteer, professional military and people like Long volunteered to serve in it (unlike Vietnam War-era resisters who came to Canada, many of whom were evading the draft). I wrote a column about it in the Waterloo Region Record that appeared on Saturday, June 12. For my Tiki Lounge friends, I'm posting the column here, too. I hope you find it interesting.