Thursday, July 19, 2007

Mindless Chickenhawks: College Republicans

Max Blumenthal has a great post over at Huffington Post ( that shows the Kool-Aid drinkers get indoctrinated early. Similarly, the are modeling themselves on those great chickenhawks, Chimperator Bush and Vice President "Darth Vader" Cheney who love military trappings, yet never served IN the military. They prefer to send the sons and daughters of others off to their dishonestly conceived war as canon fodder. Here's part of the post:

I headed across the street to the Sheraton National Hotel, owned by right-wing Korean cult leader Sun Myung-Moon, to meet some of the war's most fervent supporters at the College Republican National Convention.In conversations with at least twenty College Republicans about the war in Iraq, I listened as they lip-synched discredited cant about "fighting them over there so we don't have to fight them over here." Many of the young GOP cadres I met described the so-called "war on terror" as nothing less than the cause of their time.

Yet when I asked these College Repulicans why they were not participating in this historical cause, they immediately went into contortions. Asthma. Bad knees from playing catcher in high school. "Medical reasons." "It's not for me." These were some of the excuses College Republicans offered for why they could not fight them "over there."

Like the current Republican leaders who skipped out on Vietnam, the GOP's next generation would rather cheerlead from the sidelines for the war in Iraq while other, less privileged young men and women fight and die.
Why is it that whenever I see a photo of rolly polly Karl Rove, I think of the line from the movie "Sordid Lives" - someone needs to butcher that there hog??

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