Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Cindy Sheehan: My Way Or The Highway

I've commented as kindly as I could on Cindy Sheehan. She lost a son. Now she is the focus of the anti-war crowd because she brandishes a "grieving mother" shield. The only problem is her mouth keeps spouting off non-sense that her grief shield does not protect.

Mrs. Sheehan (for a little while longer anyway) has taken a full frontal assault on the Moms of dead soldiers who suport the Iraq war. She comments:

I have been silent on the Gold Star Moms who still support this man and his war by saying that they deserve the right to their opinions because they are in as much pain as I am. I would challenge them, though, at this point to start thinking for themselves. Iraq DID NOT have WMD's; Iraq WAS NOT linked to Al Qaeda and 9/11; Iraq WAS NOT a threat or danger to America.

How can these moms who still support George Bush and his insane war in Iraq want more innocent blood shed just because their sons or daughters have been killed' I don't understand it. I don't understand how any mother could want another mother to feel the pain we feel. I am starting to lose a little compassion for them. I know they have been as brainwashed as the rest of America, but they know the pain and heartache and they should not wish it on another. However, I still feel their pain so acutely and pray for these 'continue the murder and mayhem' moms to see the light.

Where to start. If you lost a child in the war, and you support Bush, you (1) aren't thinking for yourself; (2) can't spout off untrue "facts" about Iraq which did have WMD and did have connections to terror and Al Qaeda; (3) want others to feel the same pain; and (4) you are a "murder and mayhem mom." Why, these are the mothers of Hitler!

It is a shame that one can't see the other side of this debate. I know and respect many people who have an honest disagreement about whether we should have gone into Iraq, and what our strategy should be now that we are there. I wasn't sure about this war for a long time. I was convinced leading up to it though that the U.N. was going to back off and let Saddam return to his prior status quo. And that would mean another warThese people are not hanging out with Mrs. Sheehan.

If you read the entire comment, you see that Cindy has employed the language of MoveOn.org and other lefty moonbats. An essay peppered with insults and use of words like "fascism" and "reich" always add flavor to a peace essay. Additionally, Cindy is clearly incapable of dealing with facts or perspective. She comments on the "difficulty" of getting Iraq's constitution done. As though America had hers hammered out in a weekend. It took years to get to the point of recognizing the need for one, then it took the Bill of Rights and lots of political work to get it accepted. Iraq is in the infancy of this process.

Mrs. Sheehan then mentions the counter-protesters:
We are holding a big rally and so are the 'pro-continue the killing because Americans have died already' people.
Yep. If you wish to free a nation and give it a chance to start up, you are "pro-killing."

The war in Iraq could end tomorrow. The terrorists who come from other countries or who were beneficiaries of Saddam's reign could quit attacking peaceful Iraqis who want to move forward with a new Constitution and democratic regeime.

We have deposed a dictator that used WMD; after the war we found enriched uranium, hidden centrifuges, and WMD shells with gas; Saddam shot at U.S. airplanes. He shot missles at free countries. Iraq no longer welcomes terrorists, including those who assisted with the 1993 WTC bombing or hijacked cruise ships. Iraq no longer pays terrorists' families that kill Israelis. The war will end when the elements that want Iraq to return to this type of state quit.

Sheehan hasn't stopped at the insults and attacks of the moms with whom she disagrees. She is now supporting protests against our peaceful divisions of the armed forces.
On Sat., Sept. 10th, Maine Veterans for Peace will be joined by other major peace and justice groups (see list of co-sponsors below) in a massive protest:

[sic] to protest the false god idolatry of the Blue Angels Air Show, whose "ooh-&-aah"performances have one purpose: to promote badly-lagging military recruitment to protest the obscene waste of American tax dollars to stage these Blue Angels' multi-million dollar extravaganzas

And who will be speaking at this rally? None other than Cindy Sheehan.

You go girl. Nothing like taking on the brainwashed masses watching the evil Blue Angels.

In the meantime, if you would like a little balance to your coverage, check out the MilBlogs. Also, this is the site of the Multi-National Force-Iraq (MNF-I), which includes the good news.


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