Wednesday, September 26, 2007

CV Rick (Ninja Writer) Joins Operation Yellow Elephant

In his post, The Chickenhawk vs. The Firefighter, Rick offers a counterargument to Yellow Elephants attempting to deflect their own cowardice.

Money Quote:

". . .a “chickenhawk” is someone who stands by an ideal, so long as it isn’t too personally costly for him to do so."

We warmly welcome CV Rick to Operation Yellow Elephant.


At 26 September, 2007 21:12, Anonymous CV Rick said...

Hey, thanks. Glad to be aboard. I'll have to spend some time looking around and see what you're doing.

At 26 September, 2007 21:54, Blogger Wek said...

No problem. We look forward to your input at OYE.

At 27 September, 2007 15:05, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rick -

Absolutely spot on with that "Chickenhawk vs. Firefighter" post.

In the case of Iraq, all the chickenhawks don’t really value liberty, justice, etc, as much as they say they do, or they would go fight in Iraq. Either that, or they really don’t believe Iraq is about fighting for liberty and democracy.

Bingo. The chickenhawks really don't believe the Iraq War is a noble, just cause. Oh, they love it for what it's doing for their defense industry and oil company stocks, but otherwise they think it's a total clusterf*ck.

At 27 September, 2007 17:48, Anonymous CV Rick said...

thanks, anonymous. Some of us have fought in wars . . . and we're not so happy to commit to a perpetual one embroiling our nation in decades of corporate security projects and nation building exercises designed to pacify a violent population until such time as their resources are no longer necessary.

but that's just me. what do I know? I'm just a liberal - and a combat veteran, and a business owner, and a father, and a citizen, and a taxpayer, and a writer. obviously, since I'm not a preacher or a think-tank attorney, I don't know shit.


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