XB, at least John Kerry answered the call to arms, unlike Bush II, Cheney, Rumsfeld and many others who have suddenly in their dotage assumed the mantle of warriors. What a bunch of shit! Kerry was there, he may have embellished his record (I don't know that), but at least he had the balls to volunteer for very dangerous duty, which is something I cannot say for your Republican heroes. Hiding in the Texas and Alabama National Guard will never qualify one for a Purple Heart, I can guarantee that. I served in Vietnam, did you?