Jim Webb Responds Vigorously to False Personal Attacks
For a long time, Vietnam Vets have not called those who avoided the war cowards. Partly because opposing the war was right, partly because the war ended badly.
Jim Webb broke that taboo in launching after George Allen. Webb did not use Vietnam in his campaign, those that knew his service record, knew he served honorably in Vietnam. But Allen, already in trouble, had to go through his books and raise the issue in a way which would hurt him.