Over at my Tumblr blog, I posted the image above during the Memorial Day weekend. Apparently, it was sufficiently provocative that an anonymous reader's father reacted negatively:
When I showed the picture of the Iraq vet and Vietnam vet to my veteran father, he was outraged over it. As a veteran yourself, how do you handle those who react like that to the anti-war movement?
How do I explain my antiwar views to my brothers in the military? I explain to my fellow veterans that as a child from a military family and as a former member of the military myself, I make the distinction between the service members who are part of the military and the civilians leaders who are in charge of them. Most of our civilian leaders have never “served” in the military and our lives and what we go through are as alien to them as the lives of foreigners we kill to us.