Tuesday, August 30, 2005

The Truth Emerges

Why doesn't this surprise me...

A woman who led an anti-war protest for nearly a month near President Bush's ranch said Tuesday that she's glad Bush never showed up to discuss her son's death in Iraq, saying the president's absence "galvanized the peace movement."

Cindy Sheehan's comments came as war protesters packed up their campsite near the ranch and prepared to leave Tuesday for a three-week bus tour.

"I look back on it, and I am very, very, very grateful he did not meet with me, because we have sparked and galvanized the peace movement," Sheehan told The Associated Press. "If he'd met with me, then I would have gone home, and it would have ended there."

Yeah, right. How did it go from "this is all about Casey" to that cause being subsumed by the "peace movement"? This is exactly why Bush, rightly, didn't waste his time to speak with "Mother". Had he met with her she would have found a pretense, real or invented, to continue the protest. Cindy Sheehan has gone from Grieving Mother to Media Whore and that, along with her irresponsible statements, has undermined the professed intent of her "vigil".

She has a right to protest whatever she wants, just as skeptical observers can note the increasing cynicism with which she has used the death of her son to promulgate an agenda decidedly not his own.

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