Sure, he takes some digs at liberals, and spins some conservative views into the book. But Mr. DeLeo is crafty. Where he injects those issues, he does so in a context where they actually make sense, even to a leftie like me. Yes, I confess to that, and to the fact I loved this book. Why? Because as a Navy brat, I lived in San Diego and he gets the locale right, and the feel. His characters are well-developed, even if his main character is a super soldier of nearly unbelievable skills, whose parents are stereotypical hippies with views so weird they are clearly brain-damaged. It matters not.
What really makes this book unique in its genre, and I have read dozens of books in the genre, is the banter. The glibness, sarcasm, humor, and genuine camaraderie here are compelling, and truly entertaining. So try out a guilty pleasure, fellow libs, and of course you conservatives who are Mr. DeLeo's natural audience anyway.
I guess all I am saying, is give "Peace" a chance.