Thursday, April 29, 2004

Lautenberg Slams Cheney on War Stance

WASHINGTON - Democratic Sen. Frank Lautenberg on Wednesday called Vice President Dick Cheney the "lead chicken hawk" in an escalating war of words over the Vietnam-era military service of President Bush, Democratic rival John Kerry and the vice president.

"We know who the chicken hawks are," the New Jersey senator said on the Senate floor. "They talk tough on national defense and military issues and cast aspersions on others, but when it was their turn to serve, they were AWOL from courage."

First, does the Senator feel that Kerry's four month stint in Vietnam makes him immune from any criticism of his voting record as a senator? Second, does Kerry's four month stint in Vietnam make him more qualified than a man who served four years as Secretary of Defense and another four years as Vice President? Third, was this schmuck's lips flapping during the eight years of the Clinton administration?