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The Chickenhawk Hall of Shame

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John Bolton
Chickenhawk First Class with Distinguished Fleeing Cross
November 20, 1948
home state:
missed opportunity:
Vietnam War
None whatsoever
preferred activity:
Weekend Warrioring
Mustache Cultivator
This belligerent flamer actually had the nerve to write in his Yale 25th reunion book, "I confess I had no desire to die in a Southeast Asian rice paddy. I considered the war in Vietnam already lost."

Offensive as that is — who the hell did you think wanted to die like that, John? — he managed to top it with this: "by the time I was about to graduate in 1970, it was clear to me that opponents of the Vietnam War had made it certain we could not prevail, and that I had no great interest in going there to have Teddy Kennedy give it back to the people I might die to take it away from."

Try selling that line to Vietnam Veterans Against the War.