Two Ways to Rile a Chickenhawk
1. Ask “Which branch of the military did you serve in?” And/or, when the person goes on and on about “we need to invade Iran/Syria/North Korea/Venezuela,” ask “who’s we? Oh, you mean you’re gonna enlist? Hey, that’s great.”
2. Mention the Iraq Study Group’s report. Chickenhawks are reacting to this report the way a bull reacts to a red cape. The Wall Street Journal, National Review, talk radio hosts, rightwing think tanks — all the usual suspects are having a hissyfit.
One of the Study Group’s recommendations is dialogue with Syria and Iran. A rightwing thinktanker said “It’s preposterous, period. Talking to them is not going to bring anything but a perception of American weakness.”
Richard Perle, one of America’s favorite wackos, said “The report is a monumental disappointment, for all the hype. The recommendations are either wrong or of no consequence. There is no magic bullet, but in their desire to find something, they found the wrong things.”
The New York Post had a headline calling the Iraq Study Group “surrender monkeys.”
Now, wanna hear a pin drop? Ask these self-described experts to describe their own first-hand experience with military combat. Ah, the sounds of silence…