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To neutralize the chickenhawks in Congress who are pushing for ill-advised military actions in Libya without any knowledge of the military realities of those actions, President Obama should take a lesson from President Eisenhower in 1954. Eisenhower was undeniably the foremost military man in the world, and he was being pushed by the chickenhawks to send U.S. troops to Vietnam to relieve the French garrison at Dien Bien Phu, where the French occupiers were being booted out after 94 years of colonial rule.
Mitt Romney’s foreign policy is about what you should expect from someone who evaded the Vietnam military draft by hiding out as a minister of religion — in France, no less. Like most Chickenhawks, as soon as the shooting stopped, Mitt suddenly became chest-beatingly aggressive, hoping that people might forget that he showed the white feather when it came time to stand up for his country.
In 1967, Hank Williams Jr. turned 18 and his country was at war. Married men with as many as four children were serving in the Vietnam War, and casualties were high. Hank decided to show the white feather and stayed at home studying music instead of serving his country.