Please take a look atthis beautiful essay:
Kerry v. Kerry-Lite
which agrees with me....
"He had breasts. Not large ones. Small breasts, like a flat-chested woman temporarily swollen with milk. Then with his red beard, his face of a sunburnt forty-five-year-old man, stern-visaged, long-nosed, thin-lipped, he began to nurse. The baby stopped wailing and sucked greedily." -Marge Piercy, from "Woman on the Edge of Time" (p. 134)
Maybe their wounds will drive some of them up against the Bush administration's dishonest rationale for starting this war. If so, they will inherit the mantle of self-doubt -- a sense of discrepancy between what they were taught to believe and what they eventually were forced to believe -- that many Vietnam veterans have worn for the past 30 years.This is not evident, however, and one has to wonder if the Mother Jones author is feeling some liberal cognitive dissonance at getting so little political mileage out of wounded veterans besides their gruesome portraits. The soldiers do not themselves express narratives of self-doubt. Quite the opposite. The men interviewed by Mother Jones describe their injuries and tell the reader how they were injured. But then they justify their experiences in the most mundane ways. Sam Ross tells us: "It was the best experience of my life." He lost his eyesight and a leg. Erick Castro tells us: "Now I have actually done something for my country." He lost a leg. Alex Presman, who lost a foot: "I think a man has to go through the military." Jeremy Feldbusch, who lost his eyesight and suffered brain damage: "I don't have any regrets. I had some fun over there. I don't want to talk about the military anymore." Luis Calderon, quadriplegic: "I got an Army Commendation Medal -- not a Purple Heart. I'm disappointed." Alan Jermaine Lewis, who lost both legs; "Im actually glad that I did the military the way I did."