Cap'n Ed also points out that the "chickenhawk," a species invoked in left-wing invective against those who support the war effort, is noble as raptors go:
And why the chicken hawk? When we looked into it, it turns out that the chicken hawk is a pretty impressive predator. It's the largest of its family. This species vigorously defends its territory, getting even more aggressive when the conditions get harshest. It adapts to all climates. Most impressively, it feeds on chickens, mice, and rats.If you scroll down on the left, you'll find a blogroll of 101st keyboarders.
Make of that what you will.
For your life list, here is a portrait of the stately chickenhawk.
Convert invective into a badge of honor. How about a "chickenhawk studies" department at some college?