August 29, 2005
THE LIMITS OF CINDY SHEEHAN'S COMPASSION: Hmm. Cindy
Sheehan is "starting
to lose a little compassion" for mothers who have lost
their sons or daughters in Iraq but continue to support the mission
and to honor their childrens' sacrifice. Indeed, sweet Cindy goes
so far as to label this group of fellow grief-stricken women as
the "'continue the murder and mayhem" moms,"
saying they've been "brainwashed" into supporting Bush's
"insane war" for "greed and power."
be inclined to find more than a touch of irony in Sheehan's brainwashing
claim, given that it comes from a woman we now know has spent
years marinating in (and whose current media extravaganza is supported
by) some of the most extreme elements of the ideological left
that are both anti-military and anti-Semitic.
Be that as
it may, with Hurricane Katrina dominating the headlines for the
foreseeable future the Sheehan circus looks to be finally past
its media apogee. Responsible Democrats everywhere can breathe
a sigh of relief, because with the recent addition of sideshows
Sharpton and Martin Sheen the circus has also shed what little
remained of its mainstream credibility.
can only hope Democrats take leave of their senses when Cindy
rolls into Washington D.C. in a couple of weeks and hold a press
conference with her on the steps of the Capitol. Just like the
Congressional Dems' screening of Fahrenheit 9/11 and the royal
treatment given Michael Moore at the DNC, it would be the signature
political mistake of a party that continues to misread the hearts
and minds of the public. People may be understandably frustrated
with the pace of progress in Iraq, but that doesn't mean they'll
embrace the idea of celebrating a woman supported by groups who
want to see America - but this president in particular - fail
and be humiliated in Iraq.
Rushdie gave the execrable George Galloway a spanking yesterday
for saying that broadcasters who are producing a small-screen
adaptation of The Satanic Verses should expect "blowback"
if they don't show sufficient sensitivity to other people's religion.
T. Bevan 8:45 am Link | Email
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