Talking About Military Culture

A reader writes:

The real irony with people like Bill Kristol, Elaine Donnelly, Saxby Chambliss, and Peter Sprigg (above) is that many of them haven't ever served in uniform. They talk at length about the purpose of the military, culture of the military, and how gays and lesbians are incompatible with military life - but they've never been in the military themselves. As a veteran of the current Iraq war, who has served and is continuing to serve in the military, I can't adequately articulate how angry I get at these clowns who wish to deny the privilege to those who actually desire to serve their country. At least Senator McCain has served honorably, and while I disagree with him strongly, at least he has the credentials to speak knowledgeably about the military.