Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Who's Afraid of Cindy Sheehan?

Apparently, President Bush is. Or is he just being as indifferent to her as he is to the rest of America? W has never been a student of history, but I would like to point out that the U.S. finally pulled out of Vietnam when a critical mass of white middle class Americans refused to give their children over to the government for an immoral and unpopular war in Southeast Asia.

Cindy Sheehan is one more falling domino in the national collapse of support for the War in Iraq. And all it would cost W to earn a pick-up truck full of good will from miltary families would be glass of lemonade and a bit of his time. Read Maureen Dowd's take on Cindy's vigil and its effect on America's perception of the war in Iraq.

The conservative media, always helpful in shedding light on a complex issue, started spreading some nasty rumors about Ms. Sheehan, claiming she was only interested in publicity and had changed her story since she first met with President Bush after her son's death a year ago. The folks at Media Matters actually took the time to trace the progression of the lies from Matt Drudge to Fox News and beyond. They even found her original comments and the context in which they were made. Pretty enlightening.

Hang in there, Cindy. You pay that asshole's salary and you deserve an HONEST explanation about your son's death. Contrary to his arrogant attitude, he is supposed to be a PUBLIC servant. Wait him out.


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