When it comes to politics is all military service equal? I think the Republican Party has a definite edge when it comes to the military but when I saw that Joe Biden’s son was scheduled to deploy to Iraq in October I thought that was great. To have 3 of our four candidates with children in a combat zone has to be a good thing, even if only one has military service. But then I learned that Beau Biden is the attorney general for the state of Delaware. As a captain in the Delaware National Guard he is a captain in the jag corps. Now I am not saying that his service is less than honorable, I am glad he is serving his country, but a captain in the jag corps is just not the same as a trigger pulling PFC in an infantry battalion. Many people on the right side of the political spectrum tried to discredit Al Gore’s military service as a reporter or John Kerry’s because his tour was cut short. On the left side many criticized George Bush’s service in the Texas Air National Guard because it kept him from service in Viet Nam. When I was in the military we knew there were “Real Solders” and there were what we called “REMFs”, and we knew the difference. So my question to you is this, while I would consider all military service honorable is it all equal? At what point can military service turn from an asset to a liability?