Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Sheehan Calls It Quits After Repeated Left Hooks

Cindy Sheehan is calling it quits, she cites disillusionment with both political parties as the cause. Read Cindy Sheehan's post at DailyKos for her explanation.

One can imagine many right wingers are championing the ouster of Cindy Sheehan and perhaps even breathing a collective sigh of relief. But it is the beating she took from the Left that appears to have done her in for the count.

Many on the left who used to love Cindy Sheehan turned against her the moment she started putting pressure on Democrats and held the Democrats to the same level of accountability as she had previously held the GOP. Some on the left did not like this and lashed out at Sheehan, instead of the spineless Democrats in Washington DC who are afraid to stand up to Bush.

My honest opinion about Cindy Sheehan?

Personally, from the beginning I found Sheehan to be slightly shrill and I felt that she undermined the antiwar movement and made it look silly.

It didn't take me long to see I was wrong about the latter, what started as a one woman movement gave many others the strength and courage to be openly antiwar. Cindy Sheehan truly did help change the tides.

Perhaps there was a time when I wished Cindy Sheehan would quietly go away, now I see she gave a voice to the antiwar crowd and brought a lot of attention to it.

It is wrong for the Left to lash out at Sheehan because she demands the same level of accountability from the Democrats as she does from the Republicans, that does not make her the enemy.

In fact it is wrong for those who have been antiwar to suddenly turn against Sheehan because she is not having any illusions about the Democratic Party or their intentions of [not] ending the war.

In all truth it is Liberals and Progressives who should be railing the hardest and loudest against the Democrats perceived weakness when it comes to standing up to Bush and the GOP and beginning the end of the war. Right?

Lazy Links

- 8 Memorial Day deaths in Iraq
- Three Westerners abducted in Iraq; 8 U.S. troops die
- Five Britons 'seized in Baghdad'
- 22 dead in Baghdad minibus blast
- Sadr calls for Sunni co-operation
- Protests continue over station closure
- China's drugs agency chief sentenced to death
- Bush tightens sanctions on Sudan over Darfur
- Israeli Labor Party Leader Ousted
- US-Iranians charged with spying
- UN envoy says Israel attacks on Gaza excessive
- Spain Arrests 16 North Africans Accused of Recruiting Militants
- Private security guards: a weak link in homeland security
- Vandals shred US flags, plant swastikas on veterans' graves
- Group: Terrorism not focus of Homeland Security
- NY home standoff: 2 dead, child abused
- Reputed Klansman's Miss. trial to begin
- Obama offers universal health care plan
- New Poll: Obama Tops All '08 Candidates

Sunday, May 27, 2007

Lazy Links

- Sergeant: "Now, 95 Percent Of My Platoon" Wants To Get Out Of Iraq
- US Frees 42 al-Qaida Captives in Raid
- U.S., Iran to hold rare talks on Iraq violence
- Thousands have fled Lebanon refugee camp
- Almost 30 DOJ Officials Threatened To Resign Over Hospital Visit To Ashcroft

Memorial Day In A Time Of War

Memorial Day was originally known as Decoration Day and was originally a day to honor Union soldiers who had died during the American Civil War. After World War 1 all American soldiers who had died in military action or war were included.

Many Americans will be spending this Memorial Day having barbeque's with their loved ones, some will be taking the time to visit memorials and cemeteries, others will spend Memorial Day thinking about their loved ones serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.

When people want the war to end, when people are angry at the politicians it does not mean they do not support the troops. Most people who oppose the war because they do not want to see one more American troop die for the disastrous policy of George W. Bush in Iraq.

Memorial Day takes on a special significance during a time of war, a time to honor the fallen becomes much more solemn when remembering that men and woman are still in the line of fire and that the country is divided over this.

I hate the war, I despise the politicians that got us there, but I support the troops. This Memorial Day I will pray for their safe return and hope that it will be sooner than later they are able to walk out of the line of fire and back to their loved ones.