Sunday, May 1, 2005

Ha Ha! I Figured As Much!

John Bolton, the tough-talking, big-mouthed, cognitively-challenged asshole who was chosen by the Neocons to be our ambassador to the U.N., is a Chicken Hawk! Here is the scoop: John Bolton, Wimp (A Vietnam hawk who remained stateside).

I just figures, doesn't it? Bush, Cheney, etc., they're all cowardly hypocrites who are all more than willing to use others as cannon fodder, but lack the testicular fortitude to actually do the "hard work" they send others to do. Liars! Hypocrites! Cowards! I guess it's time to add Bolton's name to the list of Who Served... and Who Didn't.

14 comments:

windspike said...

Why are we so overwhelmingly underwhelmed by these so called leaders? Actions do speak and obviate their values over their rhetoric.

Still waiting for Jenna and Barbara to sign up for the Army's next flight over to Baghdad.

SheaNC said...

Yes! Draft 'em! Draft 'em good!

Vavoom said...

The fact that this administration refuses to admit the war was a mistake is criminal. I can't help but feel terrible for these poor young men having to fight Bush's preposterous, illegitimate war. If we start looking for courageous figures in the Bush Administration, we'll quickly learn that the cupboard is bare. Nice post.

Sar said...

Vavoom, I agree wholeheartedly with you. It's one thing to tell a lie to achieve a corrupt agenda (too many Bush examples to list), but it's beyond reproach that it was done knowingly at the expense of innocent people's (soldiers, civilians, et al) lives and livelihoods.

("testicular fortitude" - that's so spot-on yet so funny! Nice one Shea!)

SheaNC said...

Hey, everyone, I added a link in the post for the words "hard work". A video clip of hard workin' Georgie boy!

BerlinBear said...

I know that the outrage at this is sparked by the Republican tactic of calling various people's war-record into question, but can any of you Americans tell foreign and confused me why there is such an obsession in US politics with military service. I just don't see the connection between being in the Armed Services and being a good politician, and none of the 3 countries I've lived in share this obsesssion. Can someone fill me in?

SheaNC said...

It's the chickenhawk factor. You see, many of these guys were vocal supporters of the Vietnam war. Yet, they refused to get their hands dirty by backing up their tough talk with action. And, they have continued to be proponents of aggressive warfare, in spite of their hypocrisy.

Many of us in America, who openly oppose the Vietnam war, and other wars, too, are willing to respect the position of a politician who resisted military service, whether out of fear or conviction, if that politician is honest about their decision and their actions.

These chickenhawks, on the other hand, claim to be grand warriors of the new millenium, while they try to cover up what they did, or the reasons for it. Cheney, for example, took five deferments to escape being drafted, yet he has no qualms about sending kids to die horribly. Of course, the chickenhawks' kids will never have to worry about it.

So, for us progressives, it's a matter of honesty. All those chickenhawks have to do is admit that they avoided the war, and admit the real reasons they did it, and explain why they feel others should have to do what they would not. Then we'll be happy!

Now, the right-wingers are another story. They proclaim themselves to be warriors, sometimes of country and sometimes of God, and they want to live in a military country. They love warfare; they love soldiers, they love all the pageantry and majesty and gosh-darn blowin' things up; and they love to kick ass for any reason they can make up, no matter how shaky. For them, a soldier-politician is the ideal. And yes, it makes no sense that they now follow the chickenhawks with slavish devotion, but not making sense is the common thread that connect all of what they do.

Sar said...

Wow - nice job, Shea, you said it all! I would just back you up by saying it's the same thing as a double standard. The likes of Bush, Chenney et al, extend the notion of "You go off to fight this noble cause on behalf of our great country." But when it comes to their own response to said statement, their response is "Oh, Hell No...ain't no way I'm going!"

That, coupled with the fact that innocent peole wind up dying for their ill-conceived wars, makes the (intelligent) Americans throw up in arms.

SheaNC said...

Yes, and double-standards (and hypocrisy) are my big pet peeve! And somehow, the right always manages to provide us with material to wite about 8^)

BerlinBear said...

I see, thanks Shea and Sar.

WhyNot said...

Shea,

Yes! Draft 'em! Draft 'em good!

Yeah, but wait... the all important question is: do they fuck?

SheaNC said...

Well, judging from the news reports I've seen, it is likely that they have explored various diplomatic opportunites involving shots of tequila, various rum drinks, and "freak dancing." I'm not sure of their official titles, though. Perhaps "Bushes at Large" or something?

WhyNot said...

Perhaps "Bushes at Large" or something?

Oh I see. Not quite the same as "pissflaps wide open" then?

Fixer, fixer, where are ya when I need your poetic inspiratation?

sojourning crow said...

i heard Michael Bolton came out with a new album...