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Our goal is to win the war. It is not to promote any other agenda whatsoever. For the purposes of this campaign, we are neither Democrat nor Republican.
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THE FOLLOWING ABUSES ARE CAUSE FOR IMMEDIATE BANISHMENT FROM THE SITE
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3. Crying "chickenhawk" (use of the exact word not necessary) [ . . . ]
And here's an example, a comment from a Real American:
Actually, if a mere 10% of the people who voted for George W. Bush and who are eligible to serve would sign up, the military forces of the US could probably double in size, and the military wouldn't even have to actively recruit any more.
July 25, 2007 | Tam Resta
The duty to defend the country and help the nation achieve victory when it chooses to go to war falls on everyone's shoulders.
Yelling "chickenhawk" is not an argument. It is an ad hominem attack.
It is also something you don't yourself believe. You don't believe that, in order to vote for war, you have to have served or you have to sign up to serve. We are not in a country where only soldiers and veterans make the decisions of war and peace.
You can yell chickenhawk and I can yell chickendove, but we'll both be avoiding the argument.
July 25, 2007 | Josh Levy
OYE Comment: Well, Josh, it appears that you label as the "chickenhawk argument" anything that, even remotely, seems to suggest that those eligible to serve who support the war set a good example for the rest of us by volunteering for military service.
Isn't this what military recruiters do every day? They speak about many things, including the nobility of U.S. objectives in Iraq and the lifetime leadership opportunities of military service, to encourage Real American Patriots to find the courage within themselves to Be A Man! Enlist!
Banning epithets like "chickenhawk" is one thing; Our Founder, General J.C. Christian, Patriot, took your suggestion a long time ago and created the term "Yellow Elephant" which is now not party-specific.
By banishing an idea, i.e., banning anyone who even suggests that military recruitment focus first on those who support what our country is trying to do in Iraq, you're ensuring that your entire campaign will not succeed. Maybe that's what you want.
We certainly hope that this is not a metaphor for Our Nation.