Witness the bold section... I tend to think anyone who signs up to serve their country of their own free will is worthy of respect as such. Similarly, holding opposing views is not an "infraction" worthy of disrespect. Our nation was founded on the ideals of everyone having a place, not just the people who believed a certain way. I'm sorry if you believe that one must fit an ideological mold to be a true American or some such nonsense. That's exactly the sort of thing we were fighting in Nazi Germany. Obviously, Germany was significantly different because of a whole host of reasons. 1) we were actually attacked by their ally in an effort to keep us out of the war. 2) our allies were being invaded and attacked by Nazi Germany. 3) Nazi Germany was engaging in the wholesale, systematic genocide of its Jewish, Homosexual, and other minority populations. Obviously, there are many, many more reasons we got involved. The take home point is, 911 wasn't anything like Pearl Harbor. It wasn't even in the same moral equivalency universe as WWII. It was a terrorist attack. It was a horrible, unconscionable event, but it was not an act of war by a nation state.