Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Cindy Sheehan Being Ridiculous

According to this article from ABC news, Cindy Sheehan is going to tie herself to the fence of the White House and not come down until the occupation in Iraq concluded.

She said, "I'm going to go to Washington, D.C. and I'm going to give a speech at the White House, and after I do, I'm going to tie myself to the fence and refuse to leave until they agree to bring our troops home. And I'll probably get arrested, and when I get out, I'll go back and do the same thing."

This just smacks of idiocy to me and it is really frustrating that she and her PR outfit (led by True Majority, a non-profit set up by Ben Cohen -- of Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream fame) keep up with these stunts. Ben Cohen, speaking for True Majority had this to say: "People are willing to listen to her and we want to do as much as we can to make her voice heard."

I disagree. Her voice, her stunts, and her overall publicity are doing nothing productive nor supportive to ending our occupation in Iraq. I agree with them that the troops should probably leave. Its not our problem over there and there is little point in risking American lives for a bunch of ungrateful Iraqis. Furthermore, we would be much better off spending money on more pressing domestic issues such as for the poor citizens of Louisiana, Mississippi, and now Florida. I am sick of hearing about young men killed, one of which was a friend of mine. Enough is enough. However, pulling ridiculous stunts is certainly not the way to go about expressing your message.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is some bul**hit right here. What is most puzzling to me in the article is the random quote in all capital letters towards the bottom of the article that reads 'HUMAN COST OF A LIE.' It does not appear to have been said by anybody nor does it preface a section of the article. It is just some random liberal quote in all capital letters in the middle of the article. It is obviously referring to the "fact" that president Bush lied to everybody about the Iraq war, to which Hillary Clinton recently blamed her YES vote on the war. 'I voted for the war because Bush lied to me,' was her excuse.

In other news, here Hillary (or Senator Clinton to some) is ending a sentence in a preposition before a jubilant crowd of liberal sycophants and toadies:
Asked about Bush Supreme Court nominee Harriet Miers, Clinton said she's eager for the Senate confirmation process to be played out. She did say there is one question she thinks Miers should be asked.

"Please tell us one thing you disagree with the president on," Clinton said to loud applause from the crowd.

Anonymous said...

Well, she has obviously accomplished her goal in having her voice heard, so she can't be that idiotic. Even the moron who operates this blog helped spread the word. Bush's voice, stunts, and overall publicity are doing nothing productive nor supportive to ending our occupation in Iraq, either...and he's the President, not the parent of a child who was murdered in Iraq.

CCJM said...

Obviously Bush is not doing anything productive or supportive toward ending the Iraqi occupation. He is not really worried about that.

As for Sheehan, it just happens to be a coincidence that I share a similar feeling with her in that we both want our troops to quick risking their lives in Iraq. What I am saying, is that her methods of expressing her disapproval are counterproductive, not helpful, and tend to incite resentment among people.

By the way, she did not accomplish her goal - her PR team accomplished it for her. And as for me spreading the word, yeah, I want our troops back in America.

tigergrrl84 said...

She's just effectively spreading awareness. She is getting a message across. Just because it might make you uncomfortable, you can't rag on her for that.

"[Laughing]. No, but seriously. Of course I think about the war. I think about it every day" -George W. Bush

JRHG said...

I think the point the blogger is trying to make is that when a person expresses their beliefs in a theatrical way, the point of the message is lost. The theatrics garner the attention and no debate can be made on the issue because the sentiment is that the parties involved only want media attention. That said, I want my President to suck it up and come up with another solution for Iraq, troops are not the answer. Something to think about:

"After you've done a thing the same way for two years, look it over carefully. After five years, look at it with suspicion. And After ten years, throw it away and start all over." -Alfred Edward Perlman

"The man who never alters his opinion is like standing water, and breeds reptiles of the mind." - William Blake

"He that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils; for time is the greatest innovator." -Francis Bacon