Thanks SooZen for your reply. These sort of questions have always weighed on me to some extent. I only missed the draft by a few years myself. Had I been called, I'm not sure what I would have done. My life could have taken a completely different path. I have always been strongly against war.... ALL war.... simply because I consider it a cancer on humanity which defeats the whole point of life and ultimately never resolves anything. I often argue about which wars perhaps might be justified on a "policy" level, but that is on a much more analytical, surface level. When politicians (and their corporate influences) lead us into needless wars, it is very hard for me to take. I still feel tangible outrage over Bush's decision to start a war in Iraq. Inexcusable. Anyway, I appreciate your response.