This woman has unfortunately sold out the memory of her son as well as the sons and daughters of others in an effort to make a political point. Given her conduct since establishing Camp Casey, I have to wonder if it was ever her true intention to camp out in Crawford until she met Bush (again). SheÂs coming off more and more as nothing more than an opportunist.
From the Left (by Lefty Metalhead)
I would rather not comment on Cindy Sheehan's plan for publishing a book about her vigils in Camp Casey. The Sheehan debate is old and her mention is mostly used nowadays for partisan attack. I will, however, link Sheehan's message of asking the Bush administration to give Americans an honest statement on why we went to war in Iraq, to what's happening. In other words, we haven't found WMD's (at least to the extent Bush claimed they had), there was no link between 9/11 and Iraq, and Al Qaeda didn't set up shop in Iraq until we got there. Did we go to free the Iraqi people? Come on, we're not that nice! Sheehan succeeded in getting America's attention on the Iraq quagmire. At the moment, the Bush administration and the right-wing smear machine are working hard to quiet anyone who speaks out.
Now, Mr. Cheney has made an interesting claim. He said:
Those who advocate a sudden withdraw from Iraq should answer a couple simple questions. Would the United States and other free nations be better off or worse off with Zarqawi, Bin Laden and Zawahiri in control Iraq? Would we be safer or less safe with Iraq ruled by men intent upon the destruction of our country.
Huh? Where's the evidence? He suggests that if U.S. troops leave Iraq, the Iraqi forces will be incapable of defending Iraq against terrorists. Therefore, Iraq will be eventually ruled by Osama himself!
What's funny (and hypocritical) is what Defense Secretary Rumsfeld had to say yesterday:
People who denigrate their competence and capability are flat wrong. TheyÂre making a mistake. They either donÂt understand the situation or theyÂre trying to confuse it, but the Iraqi security forces are well respected by the Iraqi people. TheyÂre doing a very good job.Hmm? Who shall we believe here? More Bush-bullshit courtesy of your friend from the left.