This photograph, ripped from the pages of The New Yorker magazine.
And not just because he looks like Stewart Copeland, but because he was brave enough to serve his country for five years, and because he was brave enough to stand against the Iraq war.
The Iraq War is an enormous reason why Bossy supports Barack O’Boyfriend in the upcoming election. Bossy thinks it’s reprehensible that McCain and Palin try to paint Obama as dwelling in the past every time he makes the point that U.S. involvement in the Iraq War never should have happened.
Considering and honoring the soldiers who lost their lives is not dwelling in the past. Just like detailing the reasons why a war never should have happened is not the same thing as saying soldiers lost their lives in vain. It’s never in vain when a soldier is effectively carrying out their duties.
But the Iraq War and the reasons not to be there breaks along philosophical lines, and Bossy could never support a man or woman or Senator or President who misrepresented the truth or turned a blind eye to published facts–such as the National Intelligence Estimate, which was released before the Iraq War vote and said that Iraq did not yet have nuclear capacity.
And there are over 30,000 reasons (the dead and injured United States sons, husbands, wives, mothers, sisters, friends) why Bossy believes what she’s saying to be true.
The above photo is of Sergeant Matthis Chiroux, and it’s from a collection of Veteran portraits taken by the photographer Platon. See the rest of the collection here.