It is easy to sit on the sidelines and be a hero from the bench. Experiencing the guts of war and having an objective mind to evaluate what you've experienced is quite another. I'm not refering to men like George W. Bush, who used his father's pull in Congress and the Pentagon, to avoid going to Vietnam ...he protected Texas from the Vietcong air force. Or Dick Cheney who several times found some contrived reason to be exempt from the draft. Those two men PLAYED soldier, and paraded around like a great hero, and got mavelous contracts to foster wars that made huge profits for their buddy corporations. I'm not talking about George W. Bush and Karl Rove debasing the actual facts about John Kerry's heroism in Vietnam. No, I AM refering to men with real battle courage, men who fought in actual wars, knew what war meant and what real war means. I'm talking about men who truly can wear the mantle of HERO. What do they have to say?