That seems to be difficult for the Left to grasp. Ever since America�s all-adult, all-volunteer army went into Iraq, the anti-war crowd have made a sustained effort to characterise them as �children�. If a 13-year-old wants to have an abortion, that�s her decision and her parents shouldn�t get a look-in. If a 21-year-old wants to drop to the Oval Office shagpile and chow down on Bill Clinton, she�s a grown woman and free to do what she wants. But, if a 22- or 25- or 37-year old is serving his country overseas, he�s a wee �child� who isn�t really old enough to know what he�s doing.