Monday, October 24, 2005

Cindy Sheehan on Hillary Clinton

As reported by Novak and found on Michael Moore's webpage:
I would love to support Hillary for President if she would come out against the travesty in Iraq. But I don't think she can speak out against the occupation, because she supports it.

I will not make the mistake of supporting another pro-war Democrat for president again: As I won't support a pro-war Republican.
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Sixty-nine of our best and brightest have been sent meaninglessly and unnecessarily to their premature deaths since I met with Mrs. Clinton on September 22nd. Sixty-nine mothers and fathers and who knows how many spouses, brothers, sisters, sons, daughters, cousins, and friends have been meaninglessly and unnecessarily sent into tailspins of grief and emptiness since that meeting.

We all know that Sen. Clinton, along with many other Representatives and Senators voted to give George Bush the authority to invade a sovereign nation that was no threat to the USA. We know that they spinelessly abrogated their constitutional responsibility and duty to declare war. We (and most of them) know that voting to give an irresponsible person authority to wage war was a devastating mistake. But I know that knowing all of that will not bring my son or almost 2000 other Americans back and it won't bring back that nation's war dead, either.
Democrats will a have a heck of a time building a coherent response to war against Bin Ladenism with these folks in their midst telling them they're spineless.

2 comments:

Jami said...

the coherent message is that we have to stabilize iraq. we broke it, and we need to fix it. we can't leave iraqis in the lurch by bailing out now.

but we should be smarter about what we're doing there. "staying the course" of allowing everyone there to die at the hands of terrorists is not okay.

Bill Baar said...

That is coherent. I worry that may not be the position that comes out of the Democratic primary though.

There is a major crack up coming among the Democrats. It will not be good for American politics.