This will probably be a short post tonight.
Cindy Sheehan has a new post up and you should read it in full. This is from it:
If one of the Republican candidates becomes president in 2012, will the innocent people being slaughtered by US drones matter to these “Faux-gressives” again? Will the antiwar movement be brought back from the dead as, all of a sudden, antiwar feelings are reawakened in people who would have become apoplectic over a Bush invasion of Libya, but were strangely silent or loudly cheerleading the “humanitarian intervention” of Obama’s? Will spying, torture, and the sharp erosion of our civil liberties here at home become anathema once again?
Besides being told 500 times that, “McCain would have been worse,” I have also heard, or seen myself, being called, “an extremist” or “ideologue” by the some of the very same people who gave me awards and wrote glowing pieces about me just a few years back. If a Republican once again takes up residence at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave, will I, once again, become smart and courageous?
To me, in the perpetual political hypnosis and hypocrisy that exists in this nation, the most tragic thing is that the dead, too numerous to actually count, were used by the Faux-gressives as convenient weapons to bludgeon Bush and the Republican party, but were so easily discarded as garbage on the dung heap of US electoral politics when victory was declared by the Democratic warniks.
Cindy lost so much in the Iraq War. Most importantly, her son. But she lost her belief in party politics, she lost her belief in people she thought were against war, etc.
And reading it, I realized she never had a clue because she was so busy.
Reading it, I remembered in 2005, Camp Casey. And Cindy wasn't reading her press. She didn't know what people were writing about her at blogs and stuff.
But I remember that's when this community split with Iddybud's Jude and others. C.I. did that very intense go-to-hell post about those liars and that was that. Those liars were insisting that Cindy Sheehan wanted to know "what noble cause" her son died for -- and she did want Bush to answer that -- but she was against the Iraq War and on that the Iddybud's were lying. They were John Edwards freaks (should have been the first clue) and they lied about Cindy. They were using her even then. They were twisting what she stood for to make her less political.
And she has no clue about that because she was doing Camp Casey and giving interviews. She probably, even now, doesn't realize what a campaign went on at Democratic Party websites to paint her as a 'sad little woman' who would never call out war she just wanted an answer to some questions.
If she'd known about that as she was doing Camp Casey, I wonder if she would have been more prepared for the stab in the back so many offered her once Dems took power?
Here's C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"