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?