A Lady's Ruminations

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


Thursday, September 22, 2005

This is a new thing?

AP: War Protesters Seek to Put Heat on Bush---

WASHINGTON - Anti-war groups are using a $1 million ad campaign and a demonstration they say will attract 100,000 people to try to re-energize their movement and pressure the Bush administration to bring troops home from Iraq.

Organizers of Saturday's protest, which will take marchers past the White House, say it will be the largest since the war began more than two years ago.

Cindy Sheehan, the woman who drew thousands of protesters to her 26-day vigil outside President Bush's Texas ranch last month, is among those planning to participate.

"We want to show Congress, the president and the administration that this peace movement is thriving," said Sheehan, whose 24-year-old son, Army Spc. Casey Sheehan, was killed last year in Iraq. "We mean business and we're not going to go away until our troops come home."

On Thursday, Bush said withdrawing troops right now would make the world more dangerous.

"The only way the terrorists can win is if we lose our nerve and abandon the mission," he said. "For the safety and security of the American people, that's not going to happen on my watch."
These loonies seem to think they are trying some new approach, like no one had an anti-war march before. Hmmm, maybe this will work!

Perhaps they have forgotten about these?

And I don't recall anyone ever saying the peace movement wasn't "thriving." It just isn't actually accomplishing anything.

The people who are accomplishing things are the men and women of the United States military, who definitely mean business. They are out there liberating the world and all they get from people like Cindy Sheehan and company is namecalling, abuse, and discouragement.

On the other hand, the terrorists we are fighting definitely get encouragement from Cindy and Friends. So, perhaps the peace movement is "thriving," in a way. Not something I would be proud of if I were Cindy Sunshine.

The war protests will coincide with planned demonstrations against the World Bank and International Monetary Fund, which hold their annual meetings this weekend. Anti-globalization protesters will eventually join the marchers opposing the Iraq war.

ANSWER and United for Peace and Justice are the main anti-war organizers. The protest will start with a rally at the Ellipse with speakers including Sheehan, actress Jessica Lange and the Rev. Al Sharpton.

Protesters will march to the front of the White House down to the Justice Department and then circle back to the Washington Monument for a concert featuring folk singer Joan Baez.
ANSWER and United for Peace and Justice are front groups for Communist-Leftists, with links to terrorists.

I wonder if Cindy Sheehan realizes she's probably paling around with people who have ties to the terrorists (insurgents, aka "freedom fighters" as she called them) who killed her son?

These are the same people who have been having anti-war marches since the start of the war in Afghanistan. Why do they think their Leftist parades will work now?