* Adam L. Silverman, PhD
Given some of the recent posts and remarks about drumbeats pertaining to Iran, advisors to presidential candidates, the quality of forein policy advice, bloodthirsty columnists and bloggers, I thought it was appropriate to remind everyone of the public service that the New Hampshire Gazette is performing by maintaining the Chickenhawk Hall of Shame. The Chickenhawk Hall of Shame is intended to enshrine:
"When an American male (or an especially belligerent female) makes the challenging transition from late adolescence into early adulthood, he is faced with many decisions. One certain, specific combination of choices will result in his becoming a chickenhawk: choosing to “support” war, while also choosing not to serve in the military. His motto becomes: “Let’s you and him go fight; I’ll hold your coat.”
Depending on external circumstances, such an individual may become one of three varieties of chickenhawk:
• If there is no draft, and the nation is at peace, the individual becomes a Common Chickenhawk;
• If there is a draft, and the nation is at peace, the individual becomes a Chickenhawk First Class;
• If the there is a draft, and the nation is at war, the individual becomes a Chickenhawk First Class with Distinguished Fleeing Cross.