A derogatory term used to refer to an American Republican who originally supported the war in Iraq but now is silent in the face of growing resistance to the war.
In 2003 Republicans and conservatives bashed the French for not supporting war against Iraq by calling them "Cheese Eating Surrender Monkeys".
Now that the Democrats control Congress, the same people offer only tepid resistance against growing calls for pulling American soldiers out of Iraq.
Example of usage:
Why are there no street protests by Republicans supporting the war? Is it because Republicans are just a bunch of cheeseburger eating surrender monkeys?