A Lady's Ruminations

"Jane was firm where she felt herself to be right." -Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

How not to influence people

Via Drudge:

Wed Aug 17 2005 21:51:56 ET

"We are not waging a war on terror in this country. We’re waging a war of terror. The biggest terrorist in the world is George W. Bush!"

So declared Cindy Sheehan earlier this year during a rally at at San Francisco State University.

Sheehan, who is demanding a second meeting with Bush, stated: "We are waging a nuclear war in Iraq right now. That country is contaminated. It will be contaminated for practically eternity now."

Sheehan unleashed a foul-mouth tirade on April 27, 2005:

"They’re a bunch of f---ing hypocrites! And we need to, we just need to rise up..." Sheehan said of the Bush administration.

"If George Bush believes his rhetoric and his bull----, that this is a war for freedom and democracy, that he is spreading freedom and democracy, does he think every person he kills makes Iraq more free?"

"The whole world is damaged. Our humanity is damaged. If he thinks that it’s so important for Iraq to have a U.S.-imposed sense of freedom and democracy, then he needs to sign up his two little party-animal girls. They need to go to this war."

"We want our country back and, if we have to impeach everybody from George Bush down to the person who picks up dog s--- in Washington, we will impeach all those people."

She sounds insane. And if President Bush is the biggest terrorist in the world, then what does Cindy Sheehan think of Osama bin Laden? A nice boy? She's got her facts backwards.

Since when have we waged a "nuclear war in Iraq"? I wasn't aware we were using nuclear weapons. If we were, there would be no insurgency right now. And how is Iraq contaminated? Because Saddam Hussein lived there? She might be able to make a case for that, but not because of nuclear weapons.

This war is for freedom and democracy, and it will spread freedom and democracy far and wide. Apparently Cindy Sheehan had her head in a hole when the Iraqis voted in January and when the peoples of Lebanon, Syria, Egypt, and Saudi Arabia took to the streets to protest their own governments.

As for asking that President Bush's daughters be signed up to fight in the war, does Cindy Sheehan also think that everyone who supports abortion should voluntarily abort a baby or be aborted (well, terminated now)? That only makes sense. If one supports something, according to Cindy Sheehan's way of thinking, then one must participate fully in it. Bye bye John Kerry and Ted Kennedy.

And on the subject of party animals, for all their honor and valor, I wasn't aware the Marines spent Friday nights having tea with their grandmothers. I'm sure her son had a few fun nights on the town before giving the ultimate sacrifice.

Does Cindy Sheehan not realize that she isn't going to influence anyone not already on her side with her little tirades? Does she realize she comes across as someone who ought to be sedated and put away for her own protection?

But then again, she sounds like your average liberal. Howard Dean tends to come across the same way. Perhaps she is influencing people---to stick with the Republicans.