[Marxism] Victor Davis Hanson: chickenhawk

Louis Proyect 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."

full: http://www.nytimes.com/2005/10/27/opinion/27hanson.html

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."

full: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victor_Davis_Hanson


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