In a post about how political Gen. Patraeus has become, Glenn Greenwald touches on perhaps a more telling fact. Uniformed military personnel used to give political donations mostly to Republicans, by a wide margin. But now, that has dropped down to 51 percent, almost even with Democrats.
But even this stat misses the real story. The Republican presidential candidate that has the most military contributions is the anti-war candidate Ron Paul.
It's getting closer to that scenario envisioned by President Bush, that he wouldn't quit the war even if his only supporters were his wife and his dog.