Politicians who carelessly send our kids of to a war zone hate to be reminded of their own cowardly past. Newt Gingrich is the epitome of a chickenhawk. There is not a part of the world he would hestitate to bomb and occupy, yet when his number came up as a young man he hid behind deferments.
Ron and Rand Paul above in photo from 1960s when Ron was serving in the Air force.
Clip from the NH debate below where the chickenhawk is exposed: