Sorry, Michael. As brilliant as this piece is, most here are still stuck in the mindless warrior-worship mindset. Hey, he’s got shiny flair, which my lizard brain tells me that he’s important! Those stars are bestowed objectively and aren’t at all meant to convince us of some kind of absolute and divine authority! Perception management - it ain’t just a river in Get a Fuckin’ Clue, you drones. They hate us for our freedoms! It’s not like Michael spent the greater part of the last decade of his life embedded in this rat fuck of a war and risked his life and career to give us a little bit of truth and brutal honesty. Non sequitur! You’re just jealous!!!