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American soldiers are fleeing the
Iraqwar for Canada-- and officials may be on their trail. North of the border is no longer the safe haven it was during the U.S. era. Vietnam
By Gregory Levey
May 3, 2007 | TORONTO -- One morning in late February, Canadian police arrived at a house in the small town of Nelson, British Columbia, and arrested Kyle Snyder, a U.S. soldier who had gone AWOL from the Army. Snyder, a former combat engineer who left the
United Statesin April 2005 to avoid deployment for a second tour in , was detained for several hours but never charged with a crime. It remains unclear why he was arrested. Iraq
The local police said they were told to detain Snyder by the Canadian Border Services Agency but acknowledged that the immigration agency was not their "original source" for information on Snyder. In fact, Snyder was released after a Canadian immigration official contacted the local police and informed them there was no basis for Snyder's detention. After he was back home, Snyder said he was told by Josie Perry, the Canadian immigration official who ordered his release, that his arrest had come at the behest of officials from the U.S. Army.