McKinstry wrote:Why is it that the most hawkish Yank “veterans” never seem to have fired a shot in anger?
Generally the amount of hawkishness varies in inverse proportion to the time spent at the pointy end of things.
Consider Uparmoured and Thresher who've never been closer to the pointy end than a comic book but seem obscenely eager to see various and sundry wars break out from the safety of Mom's basement.
"How loud the mouth when the heart don't care?"- Oysterband
The biggest warmonger is Tango.
He is bound and determined to involve Uncle Sam in every single conflict in Shithole countries. God forbid that we “abandon” where we have failed.
Didn’t he learn his lesson in the Falklands? Argie Imperialism failed. Let the Yanks take a shot.
More and more I find myself admiring Bismarck’s “The next war will be over some damn fool thing in the Balkans, not worth the life of one Pomeranian grenadier.”