Saturday, June 30, 2007

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)

3 Comments:

At 10:08 AM, Blogger Paddy said...

Is it 2009 yet?

 
At 11:41 AM, Anonymous jerry said...

Well, I am sorry, but Timothy Egan is quite obviously a know nothing jerk that likes to drop names and takes on airs of literary knowledge that he doesn't have. What's worse is that he is pretending to have seen a movie that millions of people have seen and can easily refute his nonsense, thus insulting the movie, and all of us.

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 makes no sense at all.

Blade Runner may be a post-globalization cyberpunk world, but it certainly was not a post-apocalypse world.

In defense of science fiction readers and nerds around the world, I had to stop reading after that.

(And yes, my nine year old daughter grew terribly upset with the Harry Potter trailer we saw this morning. Apparently they are using a spell in movie five that they don't learn about until book six.)

 
At 1:44 PM, Anonymous jerry said...

My daughter corrects me. It wasn't the trailer to the movie with the obvious error, it was the commercial for the Harry Potter Wii game, where the one player cast a levicorpse over the other. Honestly!

 

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