"You go into an Arab nation, you kill people, you steal their oil, you destroy their country and charge them to have it rebuilt," Mejia said.
"You are giving terrorism a whole new life."
"I think poor people are definitely targeted. We refer to it as a poverty draft. What that really means is that recruiters target low-income people. So when they choose which high schools to recruit people from, they spend a lot more time in high schools in poor areas," Robert Dove, an administrator with the Quaker peace group American Friends Committee, told Aljazeera.net.
" He said the benefits of joining the US military were usually less than many recruits were led to believe.
"You can get up to $70,000 in assistance once you have completed your service. Almost no one gets that... Most people who get any money at all get considerably less than that and a lot of people get nothing," he said.