Let me make one thing abundantly clear. My policies on reducing military spending does not in any way indicate a lack of support for veterans. The precise opposite is true. I am a veteran. I come from an unbroken line of veterans stretching back beyond the founding of this country.
It is a sick and distorted idea that some people think supporting veterans means supporting war. That is an idea which is unforgivable. I refuse to excuse or forgive that attitude.