It's been somewhat odd, and somewhat not. Liberals, by in large, ...and I'm still trying to figure out what is (very similar to local law enforcement) hate the military. They exhibit one or more of the following: don't want them to exist at all love when they fail, or at least pay VERY close attention. love to point out the few bad apples (regardless of the stress and pay their appointed lawmakers give them) their media outlets (NBC, ABC, NPR, CNN vs Fox) spend 9 times the bandwidth to find the "bad story" amongst the military, and more so spend 20 times the airtime to point out all the bad the military has provided (nee Iraq) vs the good. love to spin the stats out of control... for example., find some alarmist way to spin the stat of returning Iraqi veterans and the violent crimes they commit thereof, yet FAIL to point it they are below their demographic almost completely across the board (i.e. sex, age group, etc...), as their audience silently enjoys what they are told. as above, refer to them as victims... so defeating to what they do/believe in they love them cool war movies like Full Metal Jacket, Platoon, Saving Private Ryan. 91.3% would NEVER have the balls to give their complete thoughts to a US Marine veteran, not in a million years, but on a message board, and amongst their ilk, it's fair game. Explain. Discuss. Just don't deny.