Sunday, August 28, 2005

The anti-war flavor of the month

I’ve not mentioned the anti-war media circus in Crawford, TX because initially, I figured that Cindy Sheehan was in the throws of grief over the lost of her son. I thought that she would eventually suffer in silence. Obviously, she seems to have other concerns at this point. In light of that, I feel no compunction whatever about linking to a post by Greg at Liberteaser.
Orwell (From "Politics and the English Language"): "Never use a metaphor, simile, or other figure of speech which you are used to seeing in print."

Sheehan (To President Bush): "Your house of cards built on smoke and mirrors is crumbling and you know it."

I think she should've added, "and this isn't the pot calling the kettle black, because the bread and butter of the military industrial complex is war, the spice of life. You can't meet with me now, because it's too little too late, and if you could only see the forest for the trees, you'd know that war is no cakewalk. And Mr. President, when the going gets tough, the tough get going. You've bitten off more than you can chew with me, Bush, you can't judge a book by its cover. See you in Hell."

Beyond that silliness, Cindy Sheehan wrote something that either demonstrates profound ignorance or...well, you be the judge.

Bush: "On Iraq, Bush said that a democratic constitution 'is going to be an important change in the broader Middle East.' Reaching an accord on a constitution after years of dictatorship is not easy, Bush said."

Sheehan: A Democratic Constitution? Is anyone else insulted that he thinks we are stupid and think that the Constitution they will form in Iraq will be democratic and ensure equal rights to all citizens? Does anyone else know what "democratic" means? It simply means majority rule. Not some high-minded, free-floating, pie in the sky ideal. It means 50 percent plus one. Up to 62% of Americans think our troops should be coming home soon. That is a majority, so why don't we force our employee, the president, to do what we want him to do?