James Kirchick is hands down the greatest chickenhawk of our generation. There's been no war, bombing, drone campaign, or "kinetic military action" that he hasn't been supportive of.
But why participate? That's what the soldiers are for. Yale graduates: need not apply.
Kirchick, a fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies -- that ugly bastion of neoconservatism -- could hardly contain himself following the death of Osama bin Laden last May:
We obviously can’t topple all of the world’s dictators, but we have a pretty good track record. As Osama bin Laden’s bullet-ridden corpse sinks to his watery grave, here’s to searching for, and destroying, more monsters.
It's a shame Kirchick doesn't put his money where his mouth is. He could have, by now, been leading his all-gay "Leonard Maltovich Brigade" into Afghanistan (his words, not mine).
The irony is quite breathtaking: Kirchick, who sees a terrorist dedicated to the destruction of the West in every mosque and under every hijab, doesn't have the time of day to pick up a gun and fight. So, he either doesn't actually believe what he writes all over the internet, or doesn't have the spine to fight against his biggest enemy.