Thursday, August 11, 2005
Pimping a Cause
Its hard to be an anti-war activist these days. The American people won't tolerate anybody dissing their troops. Leftists these days are having a very hard time finding a platform from which to attack W as Commander in Chief and, by proxy, the military which they really loathe.
Enter Cindy Sheehan, mother of Specialist Casey Sheehan, United States Army, who was killed in action in Iraq last year. She has been camped outside the Western White House in a vigil she says will end either with W's vacation or a personal visit with W to "discuss the war".
I will not use this space to disparage the actions of Ms. Sheehan. I will not use her grief as a platform upon which to air my opinions.
The MSM and the visceral leftists at places like Moveon.org are not nearly as principled. They are using the death of Spc. Sheehan as a platform from which to shout their anti-war, and more specifically Anti-W rage.
Such transparent pimping of a cause is shameful.
Here endeth the lesson.