August 25, 2005

The "War President's" administration packed with Chickenhawks

A comment to a post below remarking on how it's always those who have exprienced war who are the most reluctant to engage in it, brought to mind the staggering number of big war promoters who themselves managed to weasel, wiggle, and squirm their way out of serving their country's military.

While this is hardly news, I'm sure some don't really know how extensive the number of chicken hawks in this "war time preznit's" administration and the gang of right wing war drummers really is.

For an extensive and informative list of the loathsome species called Chickenhawks, who they are, their position, and how they covered their butts, (in Limbaugh's case, an infected boil on his ass. Cheney got a slew of deferments, and later uttered his patriotic explaination for not serving while hundreds of his peers were fighting and dying in Viet Nam, "I had other priorities." To get his deferments, Big Dick had to keep Lynn pregnant, prompting some to say that he faced a choice between going to Nam or having sex with Lynn. I can't imagine a tougher choice.) pay a visit to the Chickenhawk Database, originally a project of the New Hampshire Gazette newspaper. The number of Bushies who ran the other way when their country called is amazing.

As the site explains,
The alleged "gentlemen" listed in this database are here because they share three qualities: bellicosity (a warlike manner or temperament), public prominence, and a curious lack of wartime service when others their age had no trouble finding the fight. (Sorry, Dan and George W. and Dan Q. - your safe, cushy National Guard slots won't help you now.) The fact that they's almost all Republicans is ... well, curious, don't you think?


At 8/25/2005 6:49 AM, Blogger maybesomeday said...

Hmmmm, I always thought Rush Lindbaugh was an infected boil on my ass!

At 8/25/2005 6:55 AM, Blogger maybesomeday said...

Wow, - read the list and be as shocked as me. I was not aware that having Zits qualified as a deferrment! How exactly does that prevent you from serving your country?

Maybe some doctor wrote up a dissertation for the rich kid with the zits about how your skin is actually the largest organ on the human body and therefore the candidate was too ill to serve. Think of the time and money that went into that little report.

Now that is creative.

At 8/25/2005 7:02 AM, Blogger Dave Barrett said...

If I understand the mindset of these chickenhawks correctly they believe that having an all volunteer army frees them of any obligation to serve. They think it is natural and proper that poor people, immigrants wanting citizenship and people who need assistance to go to college will join the military while the chickenhawks, their families and friends who are better off economically can make other choices.
If you listen carefully enough to the chickenhawk's when they explain why they did not enlist you will hear between the lines their opinion that the patrotism that causes others to go to war is for suckers and the less fortunate.

At 8/25/2005 2:39 PM, Blogger diehard said...

I saw they put people that were deceased on there. That seemed kind of harsh. I didn't always agree with John Wayne's politics but I was taught to respect the dead.
Frank Sinatra has been beat on enough. He stood up for black performers when it mean't something!
My point is George Bush has not earned the honor of being on a list with some of these people.
He's not even an elected president.

At 8/25/2005 3:26 PM, Blogger The Inside Dope said...

Aside from the fact that you could leave The Chairman of the Board off the list and it would still be impressive, I might note that the Chickenhawk Database was created a long time ago, perhaps during Bush's first campaign for president and likely hasn't been updated since. It's also no longer being hosted on the New Hampshire Gazette's site, so they're not maintaining it anymore.


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