Cindy Sheehan, the “Rosa Parks” of the anti-war movement, continued to make an idiot of herself over the week-end.
Now, since a lot of people are sick of her, it might be tempting to ignore her idiocy. However, since she’s a beloved woman in the anti-war movement, a woman who could fairly be said to speak for the anti-war left, we should at least pay a little attention to what she has to say.
For example, here’s an under reported quote from this “lovely” woman:
“The person who killed my son, I have no animosity for that person at all.”
So she has “no animosity” towards the terrorist who murdered her son? Oh… I forgot, Cindy Sheehan sees terrorists as “freedom fighters.“ So the car bombers, suicide bombers, and serial decapitators are the “good guys” to her — and presumably, all the other folks in the anti-war movement who see her as a leader. Gee, isn’t it kind of hard to claim you “support the troops” when you think they’re the bad guys in a fight?
Anyway, on to mothers who’ve lost sons and daughters in Iraq and yet have the terrible audacity to disagree with Cindy Sheehan:
“How can anyone, anyone in their right minds support this line of reasoning? 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; 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.”
Aww, isn’t that sweet? Not only does Saint Cindy “feel their pain,” she is going to pray for those poor “brainwashed” moms who are out of their “right minds” to “see the light.”
I bet Saint Cindy and her benevolent followers even have sympathy for the parents who keep pulling up crosses bearing the names of their children that Cindy and Company like to use as props:
“Gregg Garvey’s son, Army Sgt. Justin Garvey, 23, was killed in Iraq in July 2003. On Tuesday, Mr. Garvey of Keystone Heights, Fla., removed two crosses bearing the name of his son that were posted at the Sheehan demonstration site — dubbed “Camp Casey” — outside the Bush ranch.
“I also picked up crosses of two colleagues [of his son], after their parents gave me permission to remove their crosses as well,” Mr. Garvey said yesterday.
The crosses were erected by a group called Veterans for Peace as part of Mrs. Sheehan’s protest that began Aug. 6.
“One by one, [Mrs. Sheehan's] crosses are coming down,” said Mr. Qualls, whose son, Louis Qualls, 20, was a Marine reservist killed in Fallujah last fall.
Mr. Qualls, an Army veteran from Penwell, Texas, said he has removed three different crosses bearing his son’s name from the nearly 600 erected on the narrow road leading to Mr. Bush’s ranch. Each time he removed a cross, protesters replaced it, he said.”
Don’t these selfish bereaved parents understand that those crosses help Cindy get media exposure?
You can’t expect Cindy to just exploit the death of her own son when there are so many other dead soldiers she can use to get attention. Why, if it weren’t for all those crosses, you think Al Sharpton would be hanging around for photo-ops?:
Cindy Sheehan and her little catered “grief circus” is getting more and more grotesque by the day and, personally, I look forward to the time when Saint Cindy’s 15 minutes of fame are up for good.
Hat tip to Yahoo for the photo.