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The Chickenhawk Hall of Shame


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name:
Andrew "Andy" Card
rank:
Chickenhawk First Class with Distinguished Fleeing Cross
date-of-birth:
May 10, 1947
home state:
Massachusetts
missed opportunity:
Vietnam War
preferred activity:
Sailing the ocean blue
occupation:
High-Level Flunky
 
In 2002, Andy Card explained to The New York Times why the Bush administration was suddenly talking about the need to attack Iraq: "From a marketing point of view, you don't introduce new products in August." What he didn't explain was how he managed to get through the Vietnam era by serving just a couple of years in the Merchant Marine.