Cindy Sheehan Says What The Anti-War Movement Thinks
“On the bright side, Sheehan shows us what Democrats would say if they thought they were immunized from disagreement.” — Ann Coulter
As per usual, Ann makes a brilliant point. Cindy Sheehan has been lionized, revered, and put up on a pedestal so high that you can barely see her feet. People in the anti-war movement are calling her a “hero,” “another Rosa Parks,” and making it absolutely clear that they think Cindy Sheehan speaks for them.
Since Cindy Sheehan represents their views so well — as a matter of fact, I haven’t heard one iota of criticism of her from anyone in the anti-war movement — it seems fair to say Cindy Sheehan speaks for them.
So, we can look at what Cindy Sheehan says and get an idea of what people in the anti-war movement really think.
For example, Cindy Sheehan thinks that “The biggest terrorist in the world is George W. Bush!”
For pro-war people? We think the biggest terrorist in the world is Osama Bin Laden. But, as we’ve seen for quite a while now, Republicans want to stop the terrorists and Democrats want to stop the Republicans. No big shocker.
Also, why does the anti-war movement think it was a mistake to invade Afghanistan? Are they so naive that they believe we could have gone after Osama Bin Laden without hitting Afghanistan as well? Apparently so, as their leader Cindy — who also wants to bring the troops home from Afghanistan — confirmed in a conversation with Chris Matthews:
“MATTHEWS: All right. If your son had been killed in Afghanistan, would you have a different feeling?
SHEEHAN: I don’t think so, Chris, because I believe that Afghanistan is almost the same thing. We’re fighting terrorism. Or terrorists, we’re saying. But they’re not contained in a country. This is an ideology and not an enemy. And we know that Iraq, Iraq had no terrorism. They were no threat to the United States of America.
MATTHEWS: But Afghanistan was harboring, the Taliban was harboring al-Qaida which is the group that attacked us on 9/11.
SHEEHAN: Well then we should have gone after al-Qaida and maybe not after the country of Afghanistan.
MATTHEWS: But that’s where they were being harbored. That’s where they were headquartered. Shouldn’t we go after their headquarters? Doesn’t that make sense?
SHEEHAN: Well, but there were a lot of innocent people killed in that invasion, too. … But I’m seeing that we’re sending our ground troops in to invade countries where the entire country wasn’t the problem. Especially Iraq. Iraq was no problem. And why do we send in invading armies to march into Afghanistan when we’re looking for a select group of people in that country?
So I believe that our troops should be brought home out of both places where we’re obviously not having any success in Afghanistan. Osama bin Laden is still on the loose and that’s who they told us was responsible for 9/11.”
Furthermore, after 9/11, the Bali bombings, the Moscow theater attack, the British subway bombings, and 9/11, it’s hard to see why the anti-war movement believes that fighting terrorism is really all about making profits for the “war machine:”
“When I was growing up, it was Communists’. Now it’s Terrorists’. So you always have to have somebody to fight and be afraid of, so the war machine can build more bombs, guns, and bullets and everything.” — Cindy Sheehan
Some people apparently learned very little from 9/11.
Also, many Americans will probably disagree with the strong dislike and contempt for America that the anti-war movement’s leader Cindy has shown in the past:
“America has been killing people on this continent since it was started. This country is not worth dying for…” — Cindy Sheehan
You tell me the truth. You tell me that my son died for oil. You tell me that my son died to make your friends rich. You tell me my son died to spread the cancer of Pax Americana, imperialism in the Middle East. You tell me that, you don’t tell me my son died for freedom and democracy.'” — Cindy Sheehan
Cindy Sheehan and the people she speaks for in the anti-war movement want to withdraw from Iraq and Afghanistan, believe terrorism isn’t a real threat, and they don’t think much of America. They certainly may have a right to feel that way. but it’s also the right of other more sensible people to point out they’re out of touch with reality.