September 26, 2005

Cindy Sheehan Arrested.

Breaking news - Cindy Sheehan has been arrested:

WASHINGTON (AP) - Cindy Sheehan, the California woman who has used her son's death in Iraq to spur the anti-war movement, was arrested Monday while protesting outside the White House.

Sheehan and several dozen other protesters sat down on the sidewalk after marching along the pedestrian walkway on Pennsylvania Avenue. Police warned them three times that they were breaking the law by failing to move along, then began making arrests.

Sheehan, 48, was the first taken into custody. She stood up and was led to a police vehicle while protesters chanted, "The whole world is watching."

I have never really understood how, if at all, getting yourself arrested during a protest promotes your cause. Do the war protesters really think that the American public is going to all of a sudden say - "Cindy Sheehan was arrested.... well enough is enough, we need to be out of Iraq now!!!"

I guess that Cindy Sheehan is trying to figuratively or metaphorically "martyr" herself in an attempt to reinforce her popularity with the peace movement or attempt to make the Bush administration look bad (although, the problem with that theory is that the federal government did not arrest her - rather it was likely the local police).
Pretty sad and pathetic.
Although, the left wing pundits are going to have a field day pretending that Cindy Sheehan was arrested because she protested the war (as opposed to disorderly conduct). Or, the left wing pundits are going to try to turn this into an indictment of the war by saying - see, now we are arresting the mothers of our fallen soldiers .... this war must be wrong? I can hardly wait.

Mitzy Kenny, a woman whose husband was killed in Iraq last year, has a great quote:

"I would like to say to Cindy Sheehan and her supporters: Don't be a group of unthinking lemmings," said Mitzy Kenny of Ridgeley, W.Va., whose husband died in Iraq last year. She said the anti-war demonstrations "can affect the war in a really negative way. It gives the enemy hope."
Some of the inmates at the asylum known as Democratic Undergound, however, did not like Ms. Kenny's quote very much:

trogdor: Must not have liked her hubby much.Liked the $250,000 insurance check plenty, though. Got her a new truck and a new double-wide, and now she's working on military hubby #2, I'll bet.

You know nothing about that woman, and that's just cruel despite being hilarious! I can just picture scanning military personal ads, looking for the one who that says "Shipping out to Iraq, looking for wife." Dammit, now I'm doing it! Not funny. Not funny! (slaps own hand!)

: God where did this moran get her Kool-aid?

votesomemore: She might want to think about exactly who is the "enemy"? What's the MISSION, George? What?The ENEMY? He squats.

tainowarrior: Where do they find these cavemen Americans?

KansDem: "Gives the enemy hope"--who the hell is the "enemy?" I'd like Mitz to explain this to me...

BiggJawn: I'm sorry for your loss, Mrs. Kenny, truly sorry.I wish I could tell you that your husband died for nothing without it sounding harsh, but sometimes the truth IS harsh.

Charming people, aren't they? Aside from the crude joke at the expense of and lack of compassion towards a woman who lost her husband, it is very revealing that these Democrats do not understand who the "enemy" is. In their minds, George Bush is the enemy - not Al Qaida.
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