But that's not to say that America isn't honoring them with showers of affection as our brave troops return triumphant from a long and costly - and victorious - war.
Via Michelle Malkin - a video capturing the mightiest fighting force ever known to humankind receiving a hero's welcome on their return from the front:
"The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself."
-- John Stuart Mill --
Here's to those who have proven themselves to be better men - and women - than the mayors -scoundrels, lowlifes, and worms all - of all those cities.
* New York's mayor is Michael Bloomberg. Like I said ...