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Monday, May 29, 2006

 

Remembering our gung ho chickenhawks

Everyone who has ever been in 6th grade knows that there are times when you "have" to fight. However, even in 6th grade we know that people who "want" to fight are crazy or stupid and frequntly both crazy and stupid. So on this memorial day, I think it is fitting to take a look at the crazy and stupid people behind or war with Iraq.

Dana, at Delawarewatch says of these folks:

"... war mongers are often further to the right than members of the military, especially those who have never served. The term “chickenhawk” often used to describe these war mongers is frequently dismissed out of hand because it is pejorative. In my view, the description is apt and its pejorative intent even more so. It’s far too convenient for people to unflinchingly advocate that someone else risk their life when they won’t do it; nor would they want their children to do it.

... when I taught at Wilmington College. In our class discussions military students often expressed reluctance for the USA to engage in military actions abroad. Business majors, however, were quite gun ho..."


Here is the list of our national business majors who were so eager to send the sons and daughters of America to war:

President George W. Bush - served four years of a six years Nat'l Guard commitment. The circumstances of his early separation from state-side service are still controversial.

Karl Rove, occasional Deputy Chief of Staff, escaped the draft and did not serve

Michael Castle (draft age during Viet Nam) - did not serve

VP Dick Cheney - several deferments, by marriage and timely fatherhood

Former VP Chief of Staff I. Lewis Scooter Libby - did not serve

Secretary of State and former NSA Condaleeza Rice - did not serve

Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist - did not serve.

Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert - did not serve.

Former House Majority Leader Tom Delay - did not serve

House Majority Whip Roy Blunt - did not serve

Majority Whip Mitch McConnell - did not serve

Rick Santorum, third ranking Republican in the Senate - did not serve

Former Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott - did not serve

Rush Limbaugh - did not serve

Sean Hannity - did not serve

Pat Buchanan - did not serve

Ann Coulter - did not serve

Ralph Reed - did not serve

Bill O'Reilly - did not serve

Michael Savage - did not serve

Bill Kristol - did not serve

Comments:
what about the real architects?

Wolfie, Feith, and resident grumpy old man (Perle)?

They're the Einsteins who drew up the whole plan. The rest of these bozos just followed in line.
 
They did not serve, but they played some serious games of RISK in college.
 
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