Paul & Gingrich Spar Over “Chicken Hawk” Charge
(AntiWar.com) -- by John Glaser --
Ron Paul again called Newt Gingrich a “chicken hawk” in Saturday night’s GOP debate, noting Newt’s avoiding service in the Vietnam War and his simultaneous willingness to send young Americans today into war.
“I think people who don’t serve when they could and they get three or four or even five deferments aren’t — they — they have no right to send our kids off to war, and — and not be even against the wars that we have,” Paul said. “I’m trying to stop the wars, but at least, you know, I went when they called me up.”
Gingrich was angered by the comment, calling it a slur, and attacked Paul for having “a long history of saying things that are inaccurate and false.” Apparently, the antiwar message embedded within Paul’s point were lost on him.
“The fact is, I never asked for deferment. I was married with a child. It was never a question. My father was, in fact, serving in Vietnam in the Mekong Delta at the time he’s referring to,” Gingrich said. “I think I have a pretty good idea of what it’s like as a family to worry about your father getting killed. And I personally resent the kind of comments and aspersions he routinely makes without accurate information and then just slurs people with.”
Gingrich claimed that because of his educational and familial circumstances, he wasn’t eligible for the draft. But Paul ended the spat with a final retort: “When I was drafted, I was married and had two kids and I went.”...LINK
Wealthy, warmongering, country club conservatives in the GOP, and their corollary -- wealthy, militant, Israel-first limousine liberals in the Democratic Party -- are all birds of a satanic feather. The sniveling cowards they are, they're more than happy to beat their chests, rattle their sabers, and send other Americans off to fight for their stock portfolios, economic interests, and their "nation of priests" clique of pampered Zionists in the Levant, but ask them to enlist themselves? No, they're too busy with wine and cheese, clever ripostes, and facile party banter inside their country clubs and gated communities.
Has there ever been a more powerful, yet corrosive, worthless, hypocritical and cowardly "elite" in the history of the world? -- C.M.