Thursday, December 29, 2005

Chickenhawk Challenge: In Your Local Newspaper

Operation Yellow Elephant salutes Judith M. Harmon of Lacey, Washington, who Challenged the Chickenhawks with a letter to the editor of the The Olympian: [scroll down to fifth item]

To all the pro-Bush armchair neocons who regularly write into the editor, I challenge any one of you to sign up and join this noble cause. Not even the rather large extended Bush family has joined in this effort. Oh, I forgot, you chickenhawks let others do the fighting for you. [end excerpt]

Here's another. It's easy to challenge the chickenhawks. No matter what irrelevant nonsense they spew, just stick to the topic: If this is so important to America, why haven't you enlisted? And please share what they say to you, if they have the courage to respond.

[Frankly, I respect more those who respond, rather than those who remain silent. We wouldn't really want those pussies wearing American uniforms anyway, right? French, maybe.]


At 29 December, 2005 10:09, Blogger Rich said...

This kool-aid sippin' neocon signed up for military service nearly five years ago and plans to re-enlist next year. I've been to Iraq and am voluntarily returning next month. Does this give me more pull in foreign policy debates? I haven't had an abortion... should I not be able to speak on pro-life or pro-choice topics?

At 29 December, 2005 10:14, Blogger Karl said...

Thank you, kool-aid sippin' neocon rich, for your service.

In answer to your question, it does give you personal credibility on certain issues. However, as you know, in America everyone remains free to express their opinions on anything they want.

A separate question is whether anyone else should pay attention; in America, each person makes that decision individually.

'Hope this helps.

At 30 December, 2005 09:49, Blogger qkslvrwolf said...

Rich, we're not talking to you. We are talking to the Dick Cheney's and Rush limbaughs that make up the majority of the right wing. Men who believe in the righteousness of a war, but have "other priorties" when they are asked to fight in that war themselves.

You have the courage to stand up for your convictions. If I think that you are unwise and put your faith with those who use and abuse it, I still very much respect that you are willing to stand up and fight for your beliefs.

What I do not respect is those that send you, in my belief use your honesty and faith to their advantage, to go fight wars for their personal or monetary profit, without being willing to join in the fight themselves. They are chickenhawks. You are not. So please, don't act as if we're insulting you, because we're not.


At 30 December, 2005 13:11, Blogger Karl said...


I greatly appreciate your additional (and much more relevant) perspective.

I'll be working on a post to include it.


Karl Olson

At 31 December, 2005 06:42, Blogger One Veteran said...

The bottom line is-- if you support the war, are eligible for military service, and have not served

(esp. in light of the stop-loss, recruiting shortfalls, the fact that kool-aid sippin rich will probably pull multiple tours in Iraq)

If you have served-- the country thanks you, and this blog is not directed towards you.

If you have not served, are eligible, and support the war




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