Note the following:
- Ted Cruz has never served in the military. He was not drafted. He did not volunteer.
- John Kerry, while attending Yale University, volunteered to serve in the U.S. Navy. He then requested service in Vietnam.
- For his service, John Kerry was awarded 3 Purple Hearts, a Bronze Star, and a Silver Star.
Why did Ted Cruz vote against John Kerry's nomination? Because, in part, he said that Kerry was not an ardent fan of the U.S. military. Citation HERE. Yes, the man who has never served is criticizing the war hero for not supporting the military.
If Ted Cruz is such a fan of the military, why didn't he volunteer to serve?
If John Kerry is such a foe of the military, why did he volunteer for service? Why was he awarded three Purple Hearts, a Bronze Star and a Silver Star?
The answer is actually far more simple than it is complex: Ted Cruz is the typical Chickenhawk.