"The outcome and consequences of
defeat [in Iraq] are greater than World War II."
-- Gen. Richard Myers, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
This injured Marine best illustrates my response to Mother Sheehan:
(Read the incredible story on this injured Marine here);
While media darling and mother of the year Cindy Sheehan, SHAMELESSLY exploits the death of her son for her 13 minutes of fame;
'Angry in the Great White North' has a posting today entitled "Cindy Sheehan: Taken to the woodshed" by the KosKidz. Apparently, she whined CNN was dwelling on Rita coverage and neglecting her [Sheehan]. Unfortunately for CS, some the the Kidz had relatives in the Rita area, and they took her to task, accusing her of being a mediawhore, etc. This is almost as good as get our troops out of occupied New Orleans...............
From Cindy Sheehan on Daily Kos:
"I am watching cnn and it is 100 percent rita...even though it is a little wind and a little rain...it is bad, but there are other things going on in this country today...and in the world!!!!"
You can just imagine her yelling at the TV -- "ME! ME! ME!"
hat tip x dhimmi
UPDATE: A Media Advisory of Impending Arrests
The idiots at CODEPINK actually announced their intention to get Cindy Sheehan arrested ... yesterday: DC Indymedia: 9/26 Mass Civil Disobedience Action Against the Iraq War. Cindy Sheehan will participate. (Hat tip: Coffee250 via Robin.)
UPDATE of that "rally" this past weekend in DC fromfrom the Foundation of for the Defense of Democracies;
One of the main sponsors of Sunday's anti-war demonstration in Washington was A.N.S.W.E.R. Predictably, the Washington Post's report failed to tell its readers anything about A.N.S.W.E.R.
For example, might it not be useful for readers to know that A.N.S.W.E.R. opposes not only U.S. support for liberated Iraqis (favoring the terrorists and insurgents), it also opposes U.S. intervention in Afghanistan -- and even in Haiti. It's pro-Castro and pro-Kim Jong Il. Indeed, the group says it opposes "the U.S. Empire."
In a May 12, 2005 "Call to Action" A.N.S.W.E.R. said: "The U.S. is actively attempting to destroy every government that resists the Empire... The war in Iraq is a necessary component in the political program and the institutions of global conquest and exploitation."
A.N.S.W.E.R. asserts that the United States is engaged in a "war for the benefit of U.S. banks, oil monopolies, and transnational corporations" and that the U.S. government "pretend[s] to promote freedom abroad but at the same time fan the flames of racism, anti-immigrant discrimination, sexism, homophobia and bigotry of all forms at home."
And, of course, the group calls Israel "a colonial state" that "launched devastating wars against Egypt, Syria and Jordan."
and Beth (Cotillion sistuh) over at the superior MY Vast Right Wing Conspiracy blog got email from her MGySgt serving over in Iraq at Al Asad; incredibly, he and the others he works with at HQ .Read her blog ! Among other stuff he talked about, he said:
I think you would be amazed at the morale of the young military people here. I know I am. I’ve been in for over 28 years and I have seen good and bad. These youngsters are getting the job done in a way I would never have imagined. They go on convoys, get shot at or have IEDs go off, then they return still in high spirits. The trick here is to convince the bad guys they have been beat. The idiots at the peace rallies are what’s really hurting since the stated goals of the insurgents is to break down public support for the war in the US. I heard the other day that 52% of the people back home think we are losing. I would be worried if it was 1995 and this was the case, but Bush doesn’t govern via polls like Clinton did. That’s one thing we all appreciate about the president; he sticks to the plan.
and Irwin, my fellow liberal hawk (libeal as in Jeffersonian) shares this great Hitchens piece with me;
Slate Monday, Sept. 26, 2005
It is really a disgrace that the liberal press refers to such enemies ofl iberalism as "antiwar" when in reality they are straight-out pro-war, but on the other side. Was there a single placard saying, "No to Jihad"? Of course not. Or a single placard saying, "Yes to Kurdish self-determination" or "We support Afghan women's struggle"? Don't make me laugh. And this in a week when Afghans went back to the polls, and when Iraqis were preparing to do so, under a hail of fire from those who blow up mosques and U.N. buildings, behead aid workers and journalists, proclaim fatwahs against the wrong kind of Muslim, and utter hysterical diatribes against Jews and Hindus.
UPDATE: October 1
VIDEO: Code Pink assaults filmmaker, moonbats on parade..............
video HT: Veritas 1884