Bush Sr was a good man. Like father like son. I didn't always agree with his politics but I always respected him. He never talked about his service in the Pacific theater during WWII where his plane was shot down landing him in the drink after a combat mission.
The same could be said of Bob Dole. Wounded and spent months in rehab. His hand is withered and useless as a result. No one questions Dole's PH. His withered hand is testimony to his bravery.
These honorable men may have disagreed with how best to proceed during war. But you can rest assured that once the battle was engaged they saluted and said "aye aye sir" and did their damnest to carry out the mission.
Unlike the Kerrys and Murthas of the world.