One additional comment on that front-pager in the Washington Post yesterday. That “daughter of a prominent neoconservative commentator” went over to Iraq and ”often put herself at great personal risk to visit her counterparts at the Iraqi Ministry of Finance,” as her post-service citation from the DOD notes. The insinuation that civilians who sacrifice to serve are getting posh perks is infuriating. And though I can’t vouch for everyone who’s been over there, just from the stories I do know, I’m grateful we have such brave people who are willing. That “daughter of a prominent neoconservative commentator” and those like her deserve better than the treatment they got in the Washington Post yesterday.