VOLUNTEER TO BE BLOWN UP!
By Elaine Meinel Supkis
The media storm around Cindy Sheehan rages onwards. Now "counter demonstrators" have set up a camp which is an exact mirror showing the same reflection of the antiwar camp: parents weeping over their dead children.
Of course, the parents in the mirror camp are happy to see their children dead and want to send off the remaining children to die. Whatever floats your boat. I would call this either child abuse since the very vocal dad, from CBS news:
In Crawford, Gary Qualls, the father of a slain soldier, explained his reasons for supporting the pro-war camp. "If I have to sacrifice my whole family for the sake of our country and world, other countries that want freedom, I'll do that," said Qualls, who is friends with the local business owner who started the camp. He said his 16-year-old son now wants to enlist, and he supports that decision.his only other son is still a juvenile and obviously, dad is pushing him into a known death trap. If he doesn't care if he has any descendants, fine.
But I see neither mother or son backing him up themselves.
Indeed, his rain of tears, instead of inspiring more people to rush into that grinding mill, it is causing even more to get cold feet! Neither he nor the media understand this. His "brave patriot" display satisfies them all, especially those who want to watch this parade while sitting at home, drinking beer and shouting about how manly they all are.
Just like during Nam. I wonder why the Marines don't set up a booth next to the weeping father and start recruiting. All those people in Crawford, irritated about peace marchers, can sign up!
The anti-war ad began airing on other Salt Lake City-area stations Saturday, two days before Bush was scheduled to speak in Salt Lake City to the national convention of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.Virtually no station turned away those idiot "Swift Boat" ads. I wonder why (hahaha). Cindy is lucky she didn't have gays holding hands in her ad or they would have gone ballistic.
However, a national sales representative for KTVX, a local ABC affiliate, rejected the ad in an e-mail to media buyers, writing that it was an "inappropriate commercial advertisement for Salt Lake City."
In the ad, Sheehan pleads with Bush for a meeting and accuses him of lying to the American people about Iraq's development of weapons of mass destruction and its connection to al Qaeda.
Which reminds me of the news not covering Bush hand holding and cheek kissing the Saudis who happen to be the ones who attacked us on 9/11 but then this Sunday, Bush on the radio, again tried to tie Saddam into 9/11 by association and this reminds us that Cindy wants to ask him about exactly that! What did Saddam have to do with 9/11, anyway?
Four soldiers blown up in Afghanistan. They are learning from the Iraqis how to terrorize our brigades sent over there to replace the Russians. One wonders why the Russians left (hahaha).
Another heart deficient right wingloon reporter lines up to attack Cindy: From the Sun Times:
Really? Well, what about those other parents who've buried children killed in Iraq? There are, sadly, hundreds of them: They honor their loved ones' service to the nation, and so they don't make the news. There's one Cindy Sheehan, and she's on TV 'round the clock. Because, if you're as heavily invested as Dowd in the notion that those "killed in Iraq" are "children," then Sheehan's status as grieving matriarch is a bonanza.So, the mother of the missing teen got a bonanza? She was on the news 24/7 for weeks and weeks! Want to be on TV? Just sacrifice your eldest child to die horribly and you, too, will win Bush's trifecta! Be famous.
They're not children in Iraq; they're grown-ups who made their own decision to join the military. That seems to be difficult for the left to grasp. Ever since America's all-adult, all-volunteer army went into Iraq, the anti-war crowd have made a sustained effort to characterize them as "children." If a 13-year-old wants to have an abortion, that's her decision and her parents shouldn't get a look-in. If a 21-year-old wants to drop to the broadloom in Bill Clinton's Oval Office, she's a grown woman and free to do what she wants. But, if a 22- or 25- or 37-year-old is serving his country overseas, he's a wee "child" who isn't really old enough to know what he's doing.
I happen to remember the right wingers during the Clinton years. Over and over again, we had to explain that Monica wasn't a child, she was a 24+ year old adult when she met Clinton. Nope. To the right wing, she was a child. Then there is the brain dead woman in Florida. A child! Her husband had no say in her life, she was a mother's child! Yup.
Also, this young reporter, I looked him up, he can fight!---claims volunteers are fighting this war so we shouldn't give a hoot if they die. They asked for it! Amazing. Obviously, he ain't volunteering! And if you are put in jail if you don't cycle through Iraqi Hell, this is volunteerism, isn't it? At gun point!
The infantilization of the military promoted by the left is deeply insulting to America's warriors but it suits the anti-war crowd's purposes. It enables them to drone ceaselessly that "of course" they "support our troops," because they want to stop these poor confused moppets from being exploited by the Bush war machine.I want this clown to go to Iraq and announce, "I am here to replace anyone who wants to go home."
I resisted writing about "Mother Sheehan" (as one leftie has proposed designating her), as it seemed obvious that she was at best a little unhinged by grief and at worst mentally ill. It's one thing to mourn a son's death and even to question the cause for which he died, but quite another to roar that he was "murdered by the Bush crime family."
I dare him. This fool needs to taste the sting of the lash. Why does this monster want this war to drag on? He ain't joining.
None of his cohort is joining. The professional whores who do the dirty work like this hit piece won't fight. They only fight orphans and widows and only from far away because if they talk like this in person, they will be slugged or in Cindy's case, hugged, for she is very generous. She will even hug Bush if he pulls out the troops.
Ah, well, they're not immediate family, so they lack Cindy's "moral authority." But how about Casey's father, Pat Sheehan? Last Friday, in Solano County Court, Casey's father Pat Sheehan filed for divorce. As the New York Times explained Cindy's "separation," "Although she and her estranged husband are both Democrats, she said she is more liberal than he is, and now, more radicalized."Isn't it odd that someone becomes more radical when one loses one's son in a very illegal and destructive and useless war!
One reason why all the military families aren't besieging Bush is because he upped the death benefits rapidly to keep a lid on discontent. So you get a nifty packet of money if your loved one is dead. If injured, you get to nurse them along as they suffer horribly.
Now remember Nam? Everyone got weepy and tearful over the Memorial Wall but during that long, grinding mess, most people refused to sign up and fight. Half of that war's dead+ were draftees! And we had many antidraft marches and even riots and when draftees began to mutiny in Nam, the Pentagon begged for volunteers. But even Westpoint graduates refused to sign up in the end, only one did the last year of the ground war! They all wanted to be generals, not corpses.
And they died for what? So people can get all teary eyed and sing songs and wave flags, right? This is what it is all about?
The snarling jackals on the right, like during Nam, don't have the stomach to fight. Pwtuoi on them.
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