Dick Cheney A "Chicken-Hawk" Says NY Times Columnist
The war has started to resemble a postapocalyptic sci-fi film like "Blade Runner." Here is a troubled superpower headed by a pair of delusional men, with a rag-tag army fighting a constant low-grade insurgency. The cause has long since been forgotten, the slogans are hollow, death lurks around every shadowy corner.This is not me, but is from New York Times guest columnist Timothy Egan (sorry, subscription or hacking skills required).
"A pair of delusional men." You don't usually see this kind of bluntly honest characterization of the two Clowns-in-Chief among our prestigious dead-tree publications. Oh, and Blade Runner was freakin' awesome. But I digress.
For that's not the part that brought a smile to my face. This is:
But unlike some chicken-hawks who did not serve — chief among them, Vice President Cheney, with his numerous draft deferments — he is not trying to make up for lost courage.Yes, a New York Times columnist is using the term "chicken-hawk" to describe our VP. And claiming he fights wars to make up for "lost courage."
In other words, as we all know, it's the wimps who feel a need to play cowboy or soldier to make up for past and present feelings of inadequacy who have been most in favor of this war (with very few exceptions). I don't know about you, but I haven't seen this so plainly written among the MSM very much, if at all.
Good for Mr. Egan.
(h/t Greg Greene)