Friday, January 05, 2007

Cindy going to Gitmo!!

Rahm Emanuel must be relieved.

American activist Cindy Sheehan will join an international delegation traveling to Cuba next week to protest treatment of terrorism suspects five years after the first prisoners arrived at the U.S. naval base at Guantánamo Bay, organizers said Thursday.

Cindy has been busy over the past few days shouting at Democrats. Though I must admit that its been fun watching her turn her rage toward the Dems, it will be nice to get rid of her for a few days.

**Update: Democrats are finally alarmed at Sheehan's behavior. This from Lanny Davis, former Special Consul under Bill Clinton:

I painfully watched TV excerpts of Cindy Sheehan and her anti-Iraq war group’s conduct yesterday at the House Democratic Party Leadership press conference and I could only think of the 1960s, during the best (and worst) days of the anti-Vietnam War movement. . .

If you really want to end U.S. involvement in the Iraq war, then you need to make friends, not enemies, among those who are not 100 percent in agreement with you; you need to be civil and respectful of those who disagree with you; and especially, you need to support your friends and allies who are critical of the war, even if they don’t agree with your call for immediate withdrawal.

That is, if you really want to change policy -— rather than venting anger and steam.

Rahm Emanuel and Nancy Pelosi and Steny Hoyer should be your allies. To act the way you and your colleagues did yesterday is counterproductive and, in the final analysis, assists the very political forces supporting the war and, indeed, supporting the greater U.S. military presence in Iraq that you are dedicated to oppose.

This, of course, leads us to ask - Where have you been for the last two years Lanny? Where was the outrage when Cindy hounded the President's outside of his home in Crawford? Back then she was the poor mother of a soldier killed in Bush's evil war.

What's that about chickens coming home to roost?

No comments: