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Tet Plus 43 Years

Monday, January 31, 2011 — Today marks the 43rd Anniversary of the start of the Tet Offensive, the most catastrophic success in U.S. military history, and Vietnam’s most successful military failure ever. In the early morning hours of January 31st, 1968, more than eighty thousand North Vietnamese Army and Viet Cong troops carried out hundreds […]

Bold Talk, Chickenhawk

Thursday, September 2, 2010 — As a boy Alan K. Simpson seems to have been fairly combative. He’s on record as having punched a cop, anyway. He’s apparently got a record for comitting arson on federal property, too. Despite these indicators of a lively sense of fun, Simpson passed up the opportunity to exercise his […]

David Ignatius — Chickenhawk

Thursday, November 12, 2009 — We were going to give ourselves a day off from the chickenhawks today, but this piece by David Ignatius was more than we could ignore. name: David R. Ignatius rank: Chickenhawk First Class with Distinguished Fleeing Cross date-of-birth: May 26, 1950 home state: Washington, DC missed opportunity: Vietnam War occupation: […]

The New, Improved Chickenhawk Database is Now Online!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009 — We are pleased to announce that our new and improved Chickenhawk Database is now online. Finally. We extend sincere thanks to all those who commented here for their patience. We hope they feel it was worth the wait. There are those who will not approve of our building and maintaining […]

Chickenhawk Tancredo Can’t Take the Heat

Saturday, November 7, 2009 — Now, that’s hilarious. Here we are behind the scenes, clanking away with hammers and chisels on the code for our New, Improved Chickenhawk Database, and what to our wondering eyes should appear but Tom Tancredo, a chickenhawk who had hitherto escaped our attention, wilting under the palpable scorn of Markos […]

It’s (Almost) Baa … aack

Friday, October 30, 2009 — We have been planning something special for Veterans Day, Wednesday, November 11. “What better way to show respect and gratitude to those who have served in our armed forces,” we thought, “than by heaping scorn and ridicule on those who did not?” That’s right, folks — the one, the only, […]

Please Help Us Build a New Chickenhawk Database

Thursday, May 14, 2009—You might think that after being shown to be dead wrong on an issue of the utmost national importance — and with the most tragic consequences — a reasonable person would say “I’m sorry,” and shut the hell up. Chickenhawks, though, are not, by nature, very reasonable. The Bush administration is over, […]

The Chickenhawk “Insult”

Wednesday, May 5–Harold Frayman asked yesterday in a comment, “where did the chickenhawks go?” We replied, “Our friends the chickenhawks are in limbo while the alleged editor tries to find the time to upload them all.” Then this morning we stumbled across Jonathan Chait’s piece in The New Republic, titled “The Left’s New Machine: How […]