Arkin Reveals Hollowness of the Chickenhawk Label
The peaceniks love to castigate those of us not in the service but who support the war as "chickenhawks", the theory being that if we really believe in the war, we should put our own rear ends on the line. Of course, this formulation essentially promotes the military as the only people who can express an opinion on the war, not that the antiwar types actually believe this, as Arkin's "apology" reveals
:I also reiterate my core point, which is that military attitudes should not serve as a censor of the civilian debate at home, either literally or through intimidation.
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