In case you people didn't realize, being a high school dropout who joins the army and gets shipped off to any war makes your opinion and desires superceed that of nominally more educated and intelligent people. It also makes you more electible and never wrong on matters of foreign policy.
This unimpeachability also extends into the historical sphere, because we all know that a radio technician second class who was in the war has far more historical and geopolitical insight into the matter than any historian. Also, if they have religious views, those religious views are true because they were in a war and you weren't. And their farts smell like cinnamon buns.
Heh. Here and there it's good the shatter mythos.