Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Meet with Cindy

Cindy Sheehan has been camped out a Crawford trying to get an audience with the President. See, her son died in Iraq, and she wants some answers. Reasonable enough:
The mother of a U.S. soldier slain in Iraq was denied a face-to-face meeting with President Bush here Saturday after she walked through a ditch-like path in the August heat to the President’s Prairie Chapel Ranch.

“I didn't come all this way from California to stand here in a ditch,” said Cindy Sheehan, 48, co-founder of Gold Star Families for Peace, attempting to continue her trek to the ranch.

Even though two of the President’s aides later agreed to deliver her message to him, Sheehan said that she would remain in Crawford for the whole month, if need be, until she is granted a private audience with the commander-in-chief to ask him for what “noble cause” did her son die overseas.

“If he doesn't come out to talk to me in Crawford, I'll follow him to D.C., and I'll camp out on his lawn,” she said, to a round of applause from her supporters. “I'll go to prison. I don't want to live in a country where people are treated this way.”

What does the President do, he sics the Secret Service on her and threatens her with arrest:
In the early afternoon, we got word that if we were still there by Thursday, we were going to be deemed a “security threat” to the president. Condi and Rummy are coming in on Thursday for a “policy” meeting. I just don’t understand why we will be a security threat on Thursday when we aren't now? If we don't leave on Thursday, we could be arrested. Well, I am not leaving. There are only three things that would make me leave: if George comes out and talks to me; if August comes to an end, or if I am arrested.
Sure this may seem like grandstanding. But the arrogance of the administration is going to turn this into a snowball rolling down a hill. Don't mess with a mother who lost her son.

So while the Right Wing media machine goes out of their way to demean and discredit her, she has one simple question for them:
Why do the right wing media so assiduously scrutinize the words of a grief filled mother and ignore the words of a lying president?
Anyone, anyone . . Bueller?!?


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