I'm not so sure I believe Kerry and his war record but on the other hand I don't believe Bush served his country at all.
Is taking part in a war or being in the army the only way to serve your country? (And to choose your president?)
Just to make myself clear: if I were an American, I would have voted for Kerry, since I think that anything is better than
a dangerous brainless and death penalty-lover like
That said, my original
question came from the observation that many Americans seem to be obsessed with the war: for them only a soldier deserves to be their president, as if there was no other way to be good to their country than killing some enemy somewhere.
(I have great respect and regard for the soldiers, I just think that to be a soldier it's not the only way to be good to and to help the community you live in.)
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