Note that you haven't been hearing much about "chickenhawks" since the GOP selected John McCain, a Vietnam vet and POW as our nominee, to run against noted chickenhawks, Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.
Now, you might say, "John, it's unfair to call Obama and Clinton chickenhawks!" Really? Well, aren't they both chickenhawks by the exact same standards that the Left used in 2004?
- Any of various hawks that prey on or have the reputation of preying on chickens.
- often chick·en·hawk (chĭk'ən-hôk') Informal. A person who favors military force or action to carry out a foreign policy but has never served in the military.
- Vulgar Slang - A man who seeks out boys or young men as his sexual partners.