First, like Dick Cheney, I had other priorities during the Vietnam War. So, when Memorial Day rolls around, I'm extra careful to remember certain facts about those in our military service. Like our government's eagerness to send them into the Iraq War without the armor, on their vehicles and their bodies, to protect them. Or like the ability of their command structure to ignore the eerie similarity in their "individual abuses" at Abu Ghraib to the legally sanctioned behavior by interrogators at Guantanamo, and to punish only those at or below the rank of sergeant for those activities. Major General Jeffrey Miller, who was sent from Cuba to Iraq to "Gitmoize" Abu Ghraib, is doing just fine now.
"If you fall down and break your leg, there's no way out."