Sheehan Calls For An End To The Occupation!
I know many of you may see a post about Cindy Sheehan and immediately think: “She’s old news; don’t even bother to cover her.”
I gotta disagree, folks.
Although I’m sick of her, too, she’s an influential and beloved figure on the left, and she obviously speaks for much of the anti-war crowd in this country. Because of that, it’s fair to say that were a liberal like Hillary Clinton to be elected, many people who adore and think just like Cindy Sheehan would end up in the White House making policy decisions. Since that’s the case, her views deserve attention….especially since Sheehan is calling for an end to the occupation in a new place!
In the past, Sheehan has called for the US to move out of Afghanistan and Iraq, but today she upped the ante by calling for them to move out of the United States, too…well, New Orleans at least:
One thing that truly troubled me about my visit to Louisiana was the level of the military presence there. I imagined before that if the military had to be used in a CONUS (Continental US) operations that they would be there to help the citizens: Clothe them, feed them, shelter them, and protect them. But what I saw was a city that is occupied. I saw soldiers walking around in patrols of 7 with their weapons slung on their backs. I wanted to ask one of them what it would take for one of them to shoot me. Sand bags were removed from private property to make machine gun nests.
The vast majority of people who were looting in New Orleans were doing so to feed their families or to get resources to get their families out of there. If I had a store with an inventory of insured belongings, and a tragedy happened, I would fling my doors open and tell everyone to take what they need: it is only stuff. When our fellow citizens are told to “shoot to kill” other fellow citizens because they want to stay alive, that is military and governmental fascism gone out of control.
…If George Bush truly listened to God and read the words of the Christ, Iraq and the devastation in New Orleans would have never happened. I don’t care if a human being is black, brown, white, yellow or pink. I don’t care if a human being is Christian, Muslim, Jew, Buddhist, or pagan. I don’t care what flag a person salutes: if a human being is hungry, then it is up to another human being to feed him/her. George Bush needs to stop talking, admit the mistakes of his all around failed administration, pull our troops out of occupied New Orleans and Iraq, and excuse his self from power. The only way America will become more secure is if we have a new administration that cares about Americans even if they don’t fall into the top two percent of the wealthiest.”
I think the overwhelming majority of Americans, as opposed to moonbats like Cindy Sheehan, think the military came to New Orleans, and is still there, to clothe, feed, shelter, and protect people after the disaster.
But see, that’s the difference between most people and anti-war wackos like Cindy Sheehan.
The average person who’s still in New Orleans probably takes a great deal of comfort in having all those troops around after a disaster like Katrina. On the other hand, Cindy Sheehan and her anti-war ilk view the troops as “occupiers” who are to be feared, even when they’re aiding other Americans.
That, as much as anything else Cindy Sheehan has said so far, should tell you how out of touch she is with reality.
Hat tip to the Drudge Report for the story.