Hi All. I have been searching the web trying to find factual information on the service and trail of Camilo Mejia, the traitor who whet AWOL and refused to go back to Iraq to complete his service.
Is there a military blog or some archives I can go to and get some info?
Here are a few things I found, hope this helps. I will state this though... In no way do I condone his actions or what he had done.
Camilo's No Hero
Let him retreat one last time: With regard to "Camilo's Retreat" (May 3) by Francisco Alvarado: Let me begin with Webster's Dictionary definitions of the words coward and hero. Coward: one who is shamefully unable to control fear and so shrinks from danger or trouble. Hero: any person, especially a man, admired for courage, nobility, or exploits, especially in war. Regarded as an ideal or model. Any more questions, Mr. Alvarado? This coward, Camilo Mejia, stated he never realized the full implication of his enlistment. Did he believe he was joining a country club where he didn't have to work, where he would see the world, and where he would make new friends at the expense of the U.S. government? I'm afraid this mama's boy wanted out as soon as he was forced to be a man and obey rules.
He states he saw innocent lives being taken and could not convince himself the war was justified. Sure there are innocent lives lost in crossfire, but what about all the innocent lives these terrorists deliberately take every day with their suicide bombers? What about the innocent 3000-plus lives lost on 9/11? Will Mejia's "moral beliefs" change if his innocent daughter becomes a victim of the next terrorist attack? These terrorists have been unable to pull off another attack in America because President Bush has brought the fight to them, sending over the brave men and women of the U.S. military forces.
This so-called "son of Nicaraguan revolutionaries," a group known to be Communist with close ties to the American-hating dictators of Cuba and Venezuela, needs to be deported to Nicaragua where he can live his cowardly life, where he can bask in his "moral beliefs" all he wants.
Although we have yet to find weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, it is still the breeding ground for American-hating terrorists -- terrorists who would like nothing more than an opportunity to kill more innocent Americans and cause mass destruction on American soil.
Webster's Dictionary has given us the meaning of the word hero, and let me tell you, Camilo Mejia is no hero. He has lived his fifteen minutes in the spotlight, which is probably all he really wanted, and now that it's over, let him retreat into obscurity, where he belongs.
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