[Marxism] Victor Davis Hanson: chickenhawk
lnp3 at panix.com
Thu Oct 27 08:37:42 MDT 2005
In today's NY Times, there is an op-ed piece by this California professor
and outspoken reactionary who makes the case that American casualties in
Iraq are quite low by historical standards:
"AS the aggregate number of American military fatalities in Iraq has crept
up over the past 13 months - from 1,000 to 1,500 dead, and now to 2,000 -
public support for the war has commensurately declined. With the nightly
ghoulish news of improvised explosives and suicide bombers, Americans
perhaps do not appreciate that the toppling of Saddam Hussein and the
effort to establish a democratic government in Iraq have been accomplished
at relatively moderate cost - two-thirds of the civilian fatalities
incurred four years ago on the first day of the war against terrorism."
When you go to his website and look at his biography, you find out all
sorts of information about him except his military record.
You have to go to a wiki on this chickenhawk professor to learn the following:
"Critics have pointed out that Hanson's opinions on war and his attitudes
toward combat--though founded on thorough scholarship--have no grounding in
personal experience. He has never seen military service."
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