September 16, 2005

Cindy Sheehan - US Must Leave Occupied New Orleans Now!!!

Cindy Sheehan, the mother turned extremely radical anti-war activist, is desperately trying extend her 15-minutes of fame. According to her post on the Huffington Post, the United States is a military occupier of New Orleans:

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....

"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 knew that Ms. Sheehan was anti-war. I knew that Ms. Sheehan was a member of the far left wing of the Democratic Party. I knew that Ms. Sheehan had been brainwashed, used and manipulated by radical leftist groups. However, what I did not know was that Ms. Sheehan was so leftist that she is now anti-military - to the point of decrying the supposed "military occupation" of New Orleans.

Look, any amateur psychologist could diagnose that Ms. Sheehan is merely lashing out at the military because she is angry with her son - for enlisting and dying in the line of duty.
Her post is absolutely ridiculous. The U.S. military and various National Guard units have a presence in New Orleans to assist in the relief efforts and to maintain security. Much of the local police presence is gone and there are numerous accounts of widespread lawlessness. At one point during the relief efforts, helicopters could not land because they were being fired upon. What do you suggest be done to maintain security?? Have everyone sing songs with Joan Baez? Get serious.
The left complained endlessly that the U.S. military and National Guard had not been sent to Louisiana earlier than it was actually deployed. Primarily, this was a means to vent their obsessive hatred and frustration with George Bush. Now, the leftists are complaining that there is a military presence in New Orleans?? Makes no sense to me.
So, my hometown - Omaha, Nebraska - is the home of Strategic Air Command- does that mean that Omaha is also occupied?
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