August 18, 2005

Cindy Sheehan……

from - Buck

In her own words.

It is important to get as much information as you can straight from the horses mouth. It is so easy to take a sentence or two that someone has said and either canonize them or demonize them.

Cindy Sheehan has started a movement that is now bigger than she is. As soldiers continue to die the movement will continue to grow. The growth of the movement does not mean there will be any kind of change in policy. It took hundreds of thousands of protesters to stop the mindless war in Vietnam and I see no reason why it will not take hundreds of thousands to stop this one.

If by the mid-term elections the number of dead American soldiers is pushing 3,000 and the Iraqi’s still have less electricity and potable water than they had during the Saddam days the heads of some politicos may begin to turn. But I would still not bet the farm on it.

The ideologues in charge believe strongly that the best way to spread baseball, hot dogs, apple pie and Chevrolet is via force and violence. They have always believed that and will always believe that. The spirit that drives them is as old as mankind.

Boortz is particularly unkind to Cindy today.

It is becoming increasingly clear that Cindy Sheehan is deranged. The fact that she lost her son in Iraq may have been a contributing factor, but it does not mitigate the fact that she is a certified lunatic. She has now become a tool of not just one, but several movements. Among them the "I hate Bush because of 2000" crowd, both anti-war crowds, that connected with tired old socialists and communists, and that associated with people who lack the understanding that it is sometimes necessary to fight to preserve freedom and your way of life; the America haters who want to see this country weakened; and those who openly support the goals of the Islamic jihadists.

I do not know whose freedom the war in Iraq is supposedly preserving but it certainly is not mine. And anybody interested in seeing this country weakened should be thrilled with our current administration. There is more to strength than bombs and bullets. It is a sad state of affairs when being called anti-war is considered a slur.

The country is beginning to wake up. The scary part is that if some lunatic from East Timor decides to blow himself up at a pizza parlor somewhere in SmallTown , USA then the Presidents approval rating will go back up to 80% and he will have all the support he needs to nuke Iran.

We live in a crazy world.

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Posted by Buck at August 18, 2005 11:38 AM
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