Celtic Diva's Blue Oasis: "Vandalizing" Camp Casey - staying on message

Tuesday, August 16, 2005

"Vandalizing" Camp Casey - staying on message

Check out this bastard:
Some 800 white wooden crosses, bearing the names of soldiers killed in Iraq like her son, have lined the road near the area where Sheehan has pitched a tent. Witnesses said they saw a truck dragging a pipe and chains drive over some of the crosses on Monday night.

Larry Northern, 46, of nearby Waco, Texas, was arrested and charged with criminal mischief in connection with the incident, Crawford Police Chief Donnie Tidmore said.
Holy crap - if someone would have done something like that during a Terry Schaivo protest, the Right would have gone nuts! But I guess it's OK to defile monuments to the dead - as long as it's in support of George W. Bush!

Yet Cindy managed to calmly stay on message:
"We're trying to be good neighbors," said Sheehan, whose soldier son was killed in combat in Iraq in April 2004. "We're trying to make everybody happy and the only thing I want is to talk to one of their neighbors. If they want us to leave, they should talk to their neighbor, George Bush, and tell him to come to us."
And another Vet supporting the vigil:
Charles Anderson, a 28-year-old Iraq war veteran from Virginia Beach, Virginia, called the vandalism of the crosses a "sacrilege."

"These crosses represent five of my comrades in my battalion who are no longer with us," he said at a news conference with Sheehan.
Yesterday, I read that Cindy Sheehan - very wisely - is trying to point out that the "media circus" is detracting focus from her basic message...to talk to Bush and ask him what we are actually accomplishing there. I find it amazing that so many people seem to be misdirecting attention from and/or are ignoring that simple fact.

Probably because they know that the Administration cannot answer with any credibility.

Those of us Liberals/Progressives need to realize that every poll out there shows us we are now far in the majority when it comes to disagreeing with Bush's handling of Iraq. We need to stop acting as if we are in the minority.


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