Thursday, August 27, 2009

The Hypocrisy of the Anti-war Movement

I have to give credit to Cindy Sheehan. She practices what she preaches. She is heading up peace vigils at Martha's Vineyard this week where Pres. Obama is vacationing.

The left seems uninterested in the war now that a Democrat is President, even though141,000 American soldiers are still serving in Iraqi and 114 have lost their lives this year. 172 have lost their lives in Afghanistan this year. But the anti-war left is suddenly silent. Only Sheehan stands alone as not being a hypocrite.

Counter-Punch quotes Rush, and sums it up how the media is ignoring Sheehan when they once couldn't get enough of her:

"When she’s out there revving up people against George W. Bush, it’s, let’s cover her 24/7, let’s make sure we have our cameras out there outside Bush’s ranch when she’s there, whatever she’s saying, whatever she’s doing, if she goes down and meets with Hugo Chavez, our cameras will be there. They could not get enough of her. Now that she’s headed to Martha’s Vineyard, the State-Controlled Media, Charlie Gibson, State-Controlled Anchor, ABC: ‘Enough already.’ Cindy, leave it alone, get out, we’re not interested, we’re not going to cover you going to Martha’s Vineyard because our guy is president now and you’re just a hassle. You’re just a problem. To these people, they never had any true, genuine emotional interest in her. She was just a pawn. She was just a woman to be used and then thrown overboard once they’re through with her and they’re through with her. They don’t want any part of Cindy Sheehan protesting against any war when Obama happens to be president."

Sheehan has this to say about Pres.Obama:

Mr. Obama “doesn’t represent real change,” Sheehan charged, noting that July was the worst month yet for casualties of US soldiers in Afghanistan. The “only change I have seen in foreign policy is, unfortunately, things are getting worse” in Afghanistan and Iraq, Sheehan said on MSNBC.

So hats off to Sheehan for the consistency of her convictions. I may not agree with her, but I do admire people who practice what they preach.