Cindy Sheehan: A Pro-Terrorist “Peace Mom”?
Cindy Sheehan, the woman who so embodies what the anti-war movement stands for that she has been called the “Rosa Parks” of the movement, says she’s headed back to Crawford.
When she gets there, maybe some of the members of the media who have been fawning over her will ask her why she supports terrorism. Oh, you didn’t know that “Saint Cindy” seems to be rooting for the other team in Iraq?
Maybe that’s because she told CBS all about it, but they chose to protect her by not reporting it. WorldNetDaily has the scoop:
“Cindy Sheehan, the so-called Peace Mom seeking a second meeting with President Bush in connection with the Iraq War death of her son, says terrorists killing Americans are “freedom fighters.”
She made the remark during her trek earlier this month to Crawford, Texas; but her equating the enemy with freedom fighters has not been highlighted by the mainstream media, despite her telling it directly to a reporter for CBS News.
Sheehan’s comments were recorded on video by Veterans for Peace, a group pushing for Bush’s impeachment. (Editor’s note: The video of Cindy Sheehan is approximately 30 minutes long, and requires several minutes to load, even with a high-speed connection.)
“You know that the president says Iraq is the central front in the war on terrorism, don’t you believe that?” asked Mark Knoller of CBS, surrounded by a host of other reporters.
“No, because it’s not true,” Sheehan replied. “You know Iraq was no threat to the United States of America until we invaded. I mean they’re not even a threat to the United States of America. Iraq was not involved in 9-11, Iraq was not a terrorist state. But now that we have decimated the country, the borders are open, freedom fighters from other countries are going in, and they [American troops] have created more terrorism by going to an Islamic country, devastating the country and killing innocent people in that country. The terrorism is growing and people who never thought of being car bombers or suicide bombers are now doing it because they want the United States of America out of their country.”
A WorldNetDaily search of CBS News, Google News, and Lexis-Nexis archives found not a single news report mentioning Sheehan’s “freedom fighters” remark.”
Setting aside the fact that Sheehan is completely wrong about Iraq not being a terrorist state, she thinks that terrorists going to Iraq are “(F)reedom fighters from other countries?” I guess that would apply to Al-Qaeda’s man in Iraq, Abu Musab al Zarqawi, wouldn’t it? He’s in Iraq from another country in order to fight America.
Moreover, if the terrorists sawing off people’s heads and driving car bombs into crowds of people are the good guys in Cindy Sheehan’s eyes — the “freedom fighters” — she must have a pretty low opinion of the American soldiers over there fighting them. It’s not much different than Michael Moore’s comparison of the terrorists in Iraq to the Minutemen. If the terrorists in Iraq are “Minutemen,” if they’re “freedom fighters,” doesn’t that mean the US troops are the bad guys? Doesn’t it also imply that Moore and Sheehan are hoping that they lose?
That seems like a fair question to ask. After all, aren’t Americans glad the Minutemen won? Don’t we root for freedom fighters to defeat the people they’re fighting against?
Perhaps one of the gaggle of reporters who follow Cindy Sheehan’s every move might take a moment to ask her about those “freedom fighters” car bombing, suicide bombing, and decapitating their way across Iraq. It would seem to be a rather relevant and telling question to ask of a woman who has been put on a pedestal and treated as a spokesman for the anti-war movement….