The 101st Keyboard Division.
An oft heard accusation is that of chickenhawk being levelled [sic] at supporters of the Iraq War who have no prior military service. Bloggers with no prior military service are called members of the 101st Fighting Keyboardists on almost a daily basis by Markos Mulitsas' Daily Kos, himself a veteran of the U.S. Army. The phrase is used to shorten discussion about the war by making a personal attack and delegitimizing the person's credibility. It is easy for you to be for the war when you are not fighting it, is the crux of the chickenhawk argument.
Hmmm. Isn't the Left all talk about how we need to talk to our enemy instead of fighting them? Isn't the Left upset we are not fighting the ideological war?
In any event a few basic points. FDR, what an illustrious military career he had, so too Abraham Lincoln. In fact, all the leaders FDR & Lincoln were up against had significant military experience a lot of good it did Tojo, Hitler, and Davis.
Do you oppose murder or fires? If so, then you had better join the police department or the fire department otherwise you are a "chickenhawk".
We all have contributions to make, and FWIW I have no military experience.