MSNBC’s Martin Bashir on Wednesday wondered if Herman Cain, who worked for the Department of the Navy during Vietnam, is a “chicken hawk” because he criticized the President’s pull out of Iraq.


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Talking to professor Michael Eric Dyson, Bashir complained, “And on the issue of Iran, does Cain remind you at all of Dick Cheney and that long roster of chicken hawks who’ve rabidly pushed for U.S. military action there?”

A chicken hawk is a term used for someone who aggressively supports current wars, but cowardly avoided military service in the past. Martin Bashir grew up in South London and did not serve in the military (according to several internet biographies).

This isn’t the first time MSNBC has made such a charge. On October 6, Last Word anchor Lawrence O’Donnell accused Cain of being a draft dodger.

O’Donnell, smeared, “Can you explain how you avoided military service during the Vietnam War and during the draft and why you should be Commander-in-Chief if you did successfully avoid military service during the war that came during what would have been your war years, how you, after avoiding the Vietnam War, why should you be Commander-in-Chief?”

 Read More at mrc.org By Scott Whitlock, Media Research Center


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