Saturday, January 5, 2013

Neocon COWARDS Like Krauthammer, Kristol, Stephens and Rubin Dishonestly Gang Up Against 2-Time Purple Heart Recipient Hagel's SecDef Nomination

See my below article: Let's ALL Get Behind Former Army Sergeant and Two Time Purple Heart Recipient Chuck Hagel to Be the Next Secretary of Defense! for a full explanation of why Chuck Hagel will be a superb Secretary of Defense but lately I have become increasing incensed by the unfair and outright dishonest venom being spewed against him by the likes of Charles Krauthammer and the other Right-wing neocon columnist arrayed against his nomination.  These COWARDS include the Wall Street Journal’s Bret Stephens, the Weekly Standard’s Bill Kristol and the Washington Post’s Jennifer Rubin.

All these “columnists” have one thing in common.  Unlike Hagel, none of these chicken hawks have ever donned a uniform let alone shed a drop of blood or even a bead of sweat, in defense of this nation!  

To reiterate something I’ve already said, those questioning Former Army Sergeant Chuck Hagel’s credentials to serve as Secretary of Defense should ponder Shakespeare’s famous St. Crispin's Day Speech delivered by Henry V before the Battle of Agincourt to see if there might be a subconscious reason for their bias.

We few, we happy few, we band of brothers.
Shall think themselves accursed they were not here,
For he today that sheds his blood with me
Shall be my brother; …
And hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks
That fought with us

That fought with us upon Saint Crispin's Day.

As an old infantry sergeant with two Purple Hearts, Hagel isn’t afraid or opposed to war (he voted for the Balkans, Afghanistan and Iraq conflicts) but he also knows the horrors of it so would only resort to as the last and unavoidable option, unlike his Chicken Hawk neocon critics who “hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks That fought with us upon Saint Crispin's Day.”

For those who might attempt to excuse Krauthammer’s draft dodging during Vietnam when he became draft eligible in 1968, the most deadly year of the war when almost 17,000 troops were Killed in theater, because he was he was paralyzed in a diving accident; don’t forget that happened in 1972 after US combat troops had been withdrawn.  Charles had plenty of opportunity to participate in defending his country if he hadn’t been too busy hiding out with draft dodgers and deserters in Canada at McGill University or with fellow draft dodger Bill Clinton at Oxford during the height of the conflict.

If you want to know how I really feel about Former Army Sergeant and Senator Chuck Hagel becoming the next SecDef, check out my previous Blog article!