Well, isn't this an interesting juxtaposition of recent events? First, there's this (emphasis added):
Republican Beats Iraq Veteran in Ohio Vote
A former Republican state legislator narrowly won a special Congressional election in southern Ohio on Tuesday, ending an underdog bid by her Democratic opponent to become the first combat veteran from the Iraq war to serve in Congress.
With all of the precincts reporting, Jean Schmidt, the Republican, had nearly 52 percent of the vote, edging out her challenger, Paul L. Hackett, a major in the Marine Forces Reserve, by about 4,000 votes.
"Voters declared that they support our president and approve of his leadership," Ms. Schmidt, 53, told supporters gathered at a suburban Holiday Inn late Tuesday evening. "They want us to stay the course so the enemies of freedom cannot bring their terrorism to our shores again."
On the other hand, there's this:
Ohio families fed up with casualties in battalion that lost 21 in six days
Rosemary Palmer and her husband were making plans to attend memorial services for six Marine reservists killed earlier this week — five of them from the same battalion as her son, Lance Cpl. Edward Schroeder — when two uniformed servicemen came down her street.
It was her family's turn.
"We knew. They didn't even get a chance to knock," Palmer said...
Pat Wilsox, who manages a doughnut shop by the battalion's headquarters in the Cleveland suburb of Brook Park, threw her hand over her heart when she heard of the latest deaths.
"Oh my God," she said softly. "I'm all for protection but this is getting a little bit ridiculous."
Apparently, some folks still haven't figured out that whole "cause and effect" thing.