Boing Boing brings to my attention a new twist on the famous “most wanted” playing cards: the Deck of Republican Chickenhawks, featuring 54 Republicans – congressmen, pundits, and politicians – who avoided serving in the military.
What exactly is a “chickenhawk”? According to The New Hampshire Gazette, “a “chickenhawk” has 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. The fact that they’re almost all Republicans is … well, curious, don’t you think?”
No doubt the Deck of Republican Chickenhawks will enrage those included – including Karl Rove, Dick Cheney, Paul Wolfowitz, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Bill O’Reilly, even “AWOL” Top Gun George W. Bush!
Under each photo is information on each Chickenhawk, from their excuses for avoiding military service, dossier of notoriety and mind-boggling quotes that distinguish their cowardice! Each Chickenhawk scammed their way out of Vietnam and other conflicts not because of noble ideals that the war was a misguided tragedy, but because they were just plain cowards looking to save their skins.
THEY’RE ALL FOR WAR… AS LONG AS THEY DON’T HAVE TO SERVE!