I recently heard a very vitriolic speech by Mitt Romney about asserting America's military standing and using our soldiers as the club of America's policies. This sounds too familiar and is beyond reckless. Coming from someone who has no family serving and who got excused from Vietnam, it is disgusting. People of Romney and Paul Ryan's ilk are the bane to American exceptionalism and anathema to the pact between America and its servicemen and women. Mr. Ryan and Mr. Romney have spoken openly of war while promising to gut the Veterans Administration, disability pensions and squeezing the G.I. Bill.