Veteran's Day: All You Need to Know in Two Pictures:

That's Vice President Dick Cheney, looking as if the burden of bringing scorching, oozing hell to wherever his despoiling foot deigns to step is finally beginning to wear on him. He was visiting the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery yesterday to honor the dead, thousands of which he himself is responsible for as clearly as if he had walked up to each one and put a bullet between their eyes.

One hopes that his death march stare is revealing that, out among the white markers, our massive American Stonehenge, Cheney is seeing ghosts with blood and viscera pouring out of their wounds and not, merely, that he's gotta take a shit.

That's President-Elect Barack Obama holding Iraq war vet Tammy Duckworth in Chicago yesterday. Yes, we have many photos of President Bush embracing this or that wounded vet, but this hug seems less like an apology and more like a promise.