here is a comment on a liberal political blog that makes a very valid point about percieved public opinion on military service. it is easy to see that the news frames items to play on ignorance and predjuice.
The short version is:
dole is a hero yea, bush ins't but that ok, kerry is but we think he is a fag, mcCain is the hero we need... hero ha!
ummm, I think we are being played for chumps. And we are playing our part pretty well.