Sunday, August 21, 2005

You Know. . .

Some Events Divide Out Those Who Can, Or Can't, Handle The Truth
by The Old Hippie Because I Can Handle The Truth


The Reactions to Cindy Sheehan, from both sides, says it all.

A grieving, but strong, American mother, whose oldest child was killed April 4, 2004, in this war, and whose marriage was also ripped apart by the stresses of the grief of the loss, simply standing up for what she honestly sees as the truth. . .

"I believe that George lied and he knew he was lying... - ...He lied and made us afraid of ghosts that weren't there.  Now he is using patriotic rhetoric to keep the U.S. military presence in Iraq: Patriotic rhetoric that is based on greed and nothing else." - - - "Why are our young people fighting, dying, and killing in Iraq?  What is this noble cause you are sending our young people to Iraq for?  What do you hope to accomplish there?  Why did you tell us there were WMDs and ties to Al Qaeda when you knew there weren't?  Why did you lie to us?  Why did you lie to the American people?  Why did you lie to the world?  Why are our nation's children still in harm's way and dying everyday when we all know you lied?  Why do you continually say we have to 'complete the mission' when you know damn well you have no idea what that mission is and you can change it at will like you change your cowboy shirts?"

Ms. Sheehan is not the first parent who lost a child in a war, or to protest the war that killed her child, or the first to call the leaders of her nation liars, or to question the cause that her child died for.  These parents have existed in every war in written history.  What makes Cindy Sheehan's standing protests unique - are the reactions - of her nation's citizens to her spoken truths.

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From the right:
Incredible, and vile, attacks of her patriotism, and motives.

From the left:
Support, to a fault.

Kind of says it all - Right?

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