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9.26.2005

There Was An Anti-War Rally This Weekend

"Last weekend, Karl Rove said that I was a clown and the antiwar movement was 'non-existent.' I wonder if the hundreds of thousands of people who showed up today to protest this war and George's failed policies know that they don't exist. It is also so incredible to me that Karl thinks that he can wish us away by saying we aren't real. Well, Karl and Co., we are real, we do exist and we are not going away until this illegal and immoral occupation of Iraq is over and you are sent back to the depths of whatever slimy, dark, and loathsome place you came from. I may be a clown Karl, but you are about to be indicted. You also preside over one of the biggest three ring, malevolent circuses of all time: the Bush administration." - Cindy Sheehan (At least it isn't personal).

25 comments:

Anonymous said...

Doesn't she have a tent in Crawford reserved for one?

Anonymous said...

WOW talk about a liberal that has gone totaly AWOL

Anonymous said...

Somebody needs a hug!!!!!!

Condoleesa said...

Anon 9:44 that is hysterical!

I think we should tie Rove and Sheehan together at the wrists with scarves and give them each a knife and let them fight it out. Wait.... that would be violent and someone might get killed so I guess if Cindy won she would have to protest it.

YO MOMMA said...

She is such a moron. What is next- Cindy Sheehan for president? Give me a freaking break. I understand she is still "grieving" her sons death, but comeon. She is milking this situation for every dime its worth.

wizard said...

For you folks who don't know the difference, it called fighting for a cause. It is the same spirit and mind-set that gave you the freedom to run her down. Like when some of you go off because of gasoline prices, taxes, or political corruption. The difference is you haven't decided enough is enough yet.

Anonymous said...

thank you wizard for your post.

Sheehan isn't the first mother to protest war and she is perfectly within her rights to do so.

whether we like it or not.

and who on this board has lost a child to war?

Anonymous said...

The thing that Sheehan should realize is that this is what her son was fighting for. . . her right to freedom of speech. Yes, I know that they are fighting in another part of the world. But here's a post from another board. It was written by a Vietnam Vet. This is a bit lengthy, but makes a very good point:


Allow me to put this in perspective...

35 years ago, I was a very young Captain, Armored Cavalry, US Army. I was in a place called Vietnam. I was pretty scared some of the time, and just slightly scared the rest of the time. However, as I did the terrible things that Mars, God of War, caused me to do, I was sustained by one constant emotion. That emotion was, quite simply, gratitude.
Gratitude? GRATITUDE
Yes, gratitude. For when I looked around me at the devastation, death, and misery I was grateful for the opportunity to fight those whose aim was the destruction of our way of life-the communists. I was grateful that I could fight them on their turf, not in our cities, fields, mountains, and villages.
For those who foolishly believe that leaving Iraq, with the job undone, will suddenly bring peace to that region, I have sympathy. Apparently you cannot see that, within moments of our departure, there will be a bloodbath of epic proportion, far in excess of the carnage that occurs now. Ever see a movie entitled "The Killing Fields"?
The vicious remnants of Saddam Hussein's regime, aided and abetted by fanatical Muslim terrorists (that's right, terrorists. Not "freedom fighters", not "insurgents"...TERRORISTS!) will slaughter any and all of the Iraqi populace who have dared to hope for and labor towards democracy and freedom from fear.
The beasts we are fighting now will kill men, women, children. When they are through sating their bloodlust, they will turn on each other. The result will be a nation of genetically faulty creatures whose sole aim in life is to forcibly impose their flawed religion on others. They will kill those who do not fit their concept of belief and behavior.
Most notably, they will dedicate themselves to the destruction of free nations and the extermination of entire populations, especially Americans.
Should we renege on our commitment to the Iraqi people, they will suffer beyond the imagination of you who have not seen war and suffering firsthand. Iraq will become a base for those who would destroy us and our way of life.
The singer that was mentioned in the initial post is Celine Dion, a semi-crackpot woman from French Quebec, Canada, who didn't even care enough to learn English until her recording career pretty much required it. She and others of her ilk (J.Fonda comes to mind) are ill-informed, occasionally well-intentioned (after all, who in their right mind WANTS war? Soldiers surely don't.) people who live in a dream world, often drug-induced, who still think that Disney's infamous "Bambi" is a model for game management.
Just for a moment, you with wives, daughters, and moms, imagine them covered from head to toe. No more leg-shaving, lipstick, perfume. No more sunning in a bikini on the deck of your boat...no more boat. Imagine no music, that's right, NO music. Picture the local school's football field overgrown with weeds...the Taliban banned all sports.
Forget Christmas. Envision your local church being burned or converted to a mosque. Imagine your honor student daughter being forbidden an education. Imagine fear, 24/7.
Now, you tell me...
Fight them here, or fight them there?

Lancer6
American

Condoleesa said...

I have not lost a child to war but I have a son in Iraq. I do not begin to feel the way she does and am past feeling sorry for her. It is very sad she lost her son. He CHOSE to be there. She needs to move on and quit trying to get her face in front of a camera. She isn't making a difference she is making her self more pathetic offensive by the minute.

Anonymous said...

I think that Cindy needs bail money now.

Anonymous said...

Most of you folks seem to miss an important point - that is our military is supposed to protect us from foreign attack. That's what our volunteers signed up for. Iraq DID NOT attack us and it has not been shown that it had any involvement in the 9/11 attack.

I also served in the Air Force during Viet Nam (another case of a war against a country who did not attack us). I support a strong military ready to defend the US and its allies. I do not support sending our troops into places like Iraq on trumped up and false reasons.

m&m said...

Yes, she has been arrested. I've never seen where protesting accomplished anything. I don't think it ever changes anyones mind, so in my onpinion, it's a big waste of time.

Condoleesa said...

Our military is to protect us not just from and attack on US soil. Everyone that signed up knew they were going to have to go overseas and they agreed prior to enlisting. As much as you all want to argue that these soldiers didn't know what they were getting themselves into you are wrong. It is made very clear to them prior to their enlisting.

My son is there and all of his best friends from School are there. They knew what they were getting into and made their own choices. Most were eager to go to Iraq.

Anonymous said...

Connie, Just shows how naive or uninformed some of these young kids are. Sure hope yours comes home physically and mentally healthy. But please recall - many of the National Guard and Reserves had enlisted way before this Iraq adventure. Many were surprised and distressed to be recalled for such a hopeless task. Unfortunately, the Army is still scooping up less and less qualified fodder under questionable recruiting promises. But if your kids can't get a decent job or into college, gee, go to Iraq and take your chances!

Anonymous said...

Anon 3:22-Please don't misunderstand me, because you have the right to believe whatever it is that you want to believe, but in a sense Iraq did attack us. I know that most liberals believe that there were no training camps,no weapons of mass destruction, and no ties to Osama Bin Laden in Iraq,but I think deep down everybody agreed that before we entered Iraq those facts were true. Of course, some conservatives want to get carried away by thinking we should just nuke the whole country, but that wouldn't do much to improve our relationships with that part of the world either. I, a liberal with slightly conservative views, believe that this war is necessary. It is strange to me that virtually everybody in the United States was behind the president when we went to war, but as soon as the first soldier died people wanted out of Iraq and claimed that one American life wasn't a price worth paying for the freedom of an entire country. Where would the French be if we would have believed that prior to WWII? Where would Great Britan be if we wouldn't have come to their aid. I will tell you that our strengths in this country are built by assisting our allies even when they don't have the backbone to assist us.I will also tell you that we would probably all be speaking German if we hadn't defended our allies.

I'm very sorry that we have to lose American lives to get this accomplished, but the lives that are being lost now are minimal compared to the lives that were lost in 15 minutes on the beach at Normandy and others. If you want to show this world that we are cowards, continue to protest this war. Battlefield statagies are built around an opponents weaknesses. Let the world see that we will run away when we start taking casualties and the weaknesses will become their stratagies. You will see that there will be casualties on our home soil and in our streets and cities. Our fathers and grandfathers would be so ashamed if they were alive to read some of the things going on in the news today with all of the protests. My father-in-law was a WWII vet that was proud to have served his country. The above article from the Viet Nam vet makes so much sense, but those of us that haven't fought on foren soils can't understand that pain and torment these men and women suffered during most every war. I hope we, as Americans, haven't gotten to a point that we think we can go in and fight a war without one single loss of life.

I strongly support Ms. Sheehan's right to protest, although I mentioned in a previous post that I think she is a nutcase that is taking away from the fact that her son was/is a hero. Even her family agrees that her son died doing what he wanted to do. He died protecting this country so that the war is being fought on foreign soil and not in our own backyards.

Anon 3:22-Thank you for your service to this country. Although it appears that you didn't want to be there, thank you just the same. I know you believe this war is being fought on trumped up and false reasons, but that isn't the fault of democrats or republicans. I hope that you really don't believe that the entire world, including Russia, Canada, Germany, etc. has such poor intelligence that none of the allegations of weapons of mass destruction were true; however, what about the fact that Iraq was shooting at our planes in the no-fly zone. What about the possibly millions of humans that were executed by the Iraqi government. Please tell me that you don't think those are trumped up charges too, because even the liberalist liberal doesn't believe those charges were trumped up.

Condoleesa said...

Even the National Guard and Reserves know that they are in the military and that the military goes to war. My guess is that some bet against it but either way they knew what they were getting into.

As for the comment about not getting into college or getting a decent job I think you need to rethink. What makes you think that "these young kids" didn't go to college or have a good job. Maybe they elected to go to Iraq because they believed in it. You presume too much.

Anonymous said...

The press will always give idiots a voice.

Anonymous said...

I cannot believe all the attention this stupid dumbass is getting. I encourage anyone that opposes Sheehans' views to visit this website:
http://www.cindysheehan.com
Click on Blog and leave a nice message for her. Kind of funny her support line is based in dallas:
Cindy's Support Line: (214)764-6668
lol, prank call time!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the info anon 18,
I found this kind of funny:
http://blog.radioleft.com/
They say she is following the steps of Ghandi, by using passive resistance when she was arrested.. I swear the world is coming to an end.

Anonymous said...

What is the mission in Iraq? How will we know when "mission is accomplished"... Not a banner on an aircraft carrier but when will our troops come home?

Anonymous said...

Anon 12:25 & 3:22 same war different views but the bottom line is Thank both of you for serving our country, Condi God Speed to your Son and let him know the great thing is that due to 12:25, 3:22 and your Son we can have these different views!

Anonymous said...

Amen, Wizard, you are right on. We are spending money and young men and women's lives on a war we can never win, and never intended to win and, one that was never authorized by Congress. The only winners in this mess will be Halliburton stockholders. Cindy Sheehan is an American. Thousands of patriots before us fought and died for her right to freedom of speech, whether you agree with what she says, everyone on this post ought to support her right to say it--that is what America is based on, instead of name calling. Just for the record, I am a Republican, and I am a patriot, and there are MANY of us who feel exactly the same way, and I don't think we are necessarily morons.

Anonymous said...

good post anon 9:21 - yes she is within her rights to protest....and speak out against a war that many feel makes no sense.

it will be a great day when our troops come home!

a GREAT day!

Anonymous said...

How exactly do you folks who don't believe that we are in this war for any good reasons, propose that we fight a war against terrorism. Sit back and wait for them to come to us? My rights to say I think Cindy has turned into a nutcase, are just as strong as her rights to be one. And. Thank you to the two posts and Condi's son's for you service to each and every one one of us as United States Citizens. I have a question 3:22. "that is our military is supposed to protect us from foreign attack" this statement. Maybe I don't remember my history correctly. But when exactly did Germany attack the US. Seems like we held back for quite some time because they hadn't attacked us. Had we come involved earlier - would millions of Jewish lives been saved? Like I said, maybe I remember wrong. Just bring my history knowledge up to speed. Thanks

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