Monday, September 26, 2005

MoveOn's Protest feat. Cindy Sheehan

Well, they had the big rally in DC Saturday. Certainly tens of thousands showed up, and some officials think that they may have been near 100,000.

Now that we know that it wasn't "just a grieving mother asking why" wanting to meet President Bush, but in her own words her intent all along was to publicly embarrass him:

Well, we all know now that George Bush never came down the road to talk to me. Thank God! [...] If he had met with me that fateful day in August it would not have been good for him (because I knew he was going to lie and I would have advertised that fact) but it would have had less of an impact on the peace movement if he had.
St. Cindy took the 100,000 number and used it to justify going an order of magnitude higher.

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.

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.
Such hate. Such spew. So much for dialogue and discourse. Cindy, you are a clown as you freely admit, and the "non-existent" was a figure of speech meaning, "irrelevantly small." 100,000 people showed up? Ok, maybe not non-existent. Just remember that there are 290,000,000 of us, and those of us who support the war aren't the narcissistic "activists" that love activism for its own sake.

i am watching cnn and it is 100 percent rita...even though it is a little wind and a little is bad, but there are other things going on in this country today...and in the world!!!!
-- Sheehan on Sat Sep 24th, 2005


Incidentally, I should point out that "indicted" basically means "officially accused". It does not mean "found guilty". It's relatively easy to get an indictment. Since most people don't really know the difference, it's a favorite method of political mud slinging.

Singer Joan Baez told the crowd we need to bring the troops home now because

“There is chaos. There’s bloodshed. There’s carnage.”

In other words, we need to bring the troops home because there's a war going on. Makes sense.

A poster on the DU thinks that Bush was trying to "stop the protestors"

I just got a call from a friend on the ground in DC, the police have closed down the metro lines. People are stranded. He thinks they are trying to prevent people from getting there....

From what I know of the "activist" type this is a combination of delusion and wishful thinking.

We also had people at the rally with lots of different points of view. Some were actually Bush supporters ("except for the war") -- others were against withdrawing quickly. Hey, Bush is against withdrawing quickly, too. Maybe he should have been there with a sign.

The sad thing about all of this is that it gives Al Queda and it's allies a huge propaganda tool. "Look, it's working!"

The reason these people kill civillians is because they can't win on the battlefield. They know it, and they don't intend to. Their battle plan is to create enough Cindy Sheehans and Michael Moores and Susan Sarandons and Natalie Maines and minions to follow them. Useful idiots.

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