The men and women of Desert Storm are now becoming the men and women of Deserting Storm. More than 5500 US soldiers have ran away from their military units, or refused to return to Iraq after on leave in the States.
A soldier, Camilo Mejia, reflected the views of the deserters:
"The commanders wanted us to get into firefights because they wanted to put that on their resume to make them look better. Thirty people were killed by my unit. About three of those people had weapons."
"Once you come home it's really hard not to think about it. You start going back to those moments and it's really hard to justify that."
Maybe we can help – by sending some Malaysians, who advocated and still advocate war in Iraq, to replace the deserters.
And don’t forget those chickenhawks like Bush, Cheney, Wolfowitz and Bolton, or their kids.
Remember their motto? “We, the Few, the Rich, the Elite – Born to Kill, Not Serve”