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 of attacks on almost every significant city and town in South Vietnam. No one was more surprised that the Military Assistance Command, Vietnam (MACV), the Pentagon’s headquarters in Saigon. The most shocking attack was on the U.S. Embassy, less than 6,000 yards southeast of the MACV compound, where Embassy personnel …

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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 aggressive instincts when the Korean War started, although he was old enough to enlist. While a lot of guys his age were in boot camp, Alan “got with the program” at the Cranbrook School, in la-de-dah Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, then did four years straight at the U. of Wyoming. Once …

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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: Propagandist David Ignatius turned 18 in 1968 — the year of the Tet Offensive. That year, 296,406 men were drafted. Not David. He went to Harvard. At the time, his daddy was Secretary of the Navy under Lyndon Johnson. So, yesterday, Veterans Day, 2009, this distinguished and deeply experienced individual …

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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 this renewed repository of right-wing pusillanimity. We would have them know that some of the fury we bring to this fight comes from the bitter knowledge that these Chickenhawks don’t just “support” wars in which they will not serve, they eagerly suppress and repudiate the anti-war views of those who …

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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 Moulitsas. That, ladies and gentlemen, is how it is done. Hats off to Markos Moulitsas.

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, the Original New Hampshire Gazette Chickenhawk Database is coming back! And, this being America, it will be bigger and better than ever. To make sure it’s up and running right on the big day, we’re planning to throw the switch several days before the 11th; perhaps some time next week. …

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