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he was he was paralyzed in a diving accident; don’t forget that happened in 1972 after US combat troops had been withdrawn.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!


  1. Damn Straight Col! I can't figure out how anyone can stand for Public Office when they chickened out on the major war/conflict of their youth. I will always have mixed feelings about Vietnam, but I am certain of two things: 1)It took more courage to go to Vietnam than to run off to Canada or Mexico (or to hide out in the Reserves or National Guard), and 2)that the deferment program was a moral bankruptcy, that sent poor kids (black, white, mexican, Indian, whatever) with no connections or financial means to fight the Vietnam War. I will also despise to my dying day, people like Jane Fonda who gave aid and comfort to the enemy, when young Americans were dying for freedom in a foreign land.
    Personal Note: My stepfather is the most socialistic left wing liberal that I know, but when his college deferments ended, and His Nation Called, he took his draft notice, like a man, and went into the Army. Of the 200 or so Basic Training Recruits in his company, all but three went to Vietnam. My step-father was held back to go to OCS, because of his college degree, along with two other college grads. He can say all the commie -pinko BS he wants, because he did the right thing when it matter, and it was only because of his education and luck that he did not make it to 'Nam. I may not like what comes out of my step-dad's pie hole, but I will defend the free speech he bought for himself as an American, when he went into the regular US Army during a time of severe war and horrendous casualties, sometimes up to 500 men plus KIA per week. God Bless America, and good luck to Chuck Hagel!
    Lance Gallardo

  2. A widely held but absolutely false “fact” better called a myth is that the Vietnam War was mostly fought by under privileged minority draftees when nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, VA statistics show that U.S. troops in Vietnam represented a much broader cross section of America than is commonly believed and only 25% of troops deployed to the combat zone were draftees (compared to 66% during World War II) (Washington Post, Inside: The Veterans Administration, 24 Aug 1983). A total of 8.615 Million men served during the Vietnam era and of them 2.15 Million actually served in the Combat Zone so less than 540,000 draftees went to Vietnam. True, three-fourths of those deployed were from working families although the vast majority of them were volunteers. (Chance and Circumstance, 1978 Library of Congress ISBN). Blacks represented 12.5% of the total U.S. population and 13.5% of the military age cohort, so they were under represented in the war zone. Casualty data shows 86.8% of those killed in action were Caucasian, while 12.1% were Black; below the Black military age cohort in the general population at the time. (19. Source: Combat Area Casualty File of 11/93 (CACF1193), and The Adjutant General's Center (TAGCEN) file of 1981).

  3. Sen Hagel is to be sec of defence of US. He is responsible for defending and protecting US not Israel