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The Chickenhawk Hall of Shame


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name:
Joseph Isidore "Joe" Lieberman
rank:
Chickenhawk First Class with Distinguished Fleeing Cross
date-of-birth:
February 24, 1942
home state:
Connecticut
missed opportunity:
Vietnam War
excuse:
Studious, and progenitive
preferred activity:
See above
occupation:
Senator
 
One of the most irritating men in the Senate. If he had gone into the service, he would doubtless have been a frequent — and deserving — recipient of blanket parties. Sadly, having entered into the more mature realms of public life, he has escaped this fate.

On the occasion of Lieberman's retirement announcement, Glenn Greenwald gave Joe a most fitting sendoff. In it he quotes Will Bunch's immortal line, "the only war he ever opposed was the only war he might actually have had to fight in."