Thursday, August 18, 2005

Dancing in the dark

John Nichols at the Capital Times has a good op-ed on Cindy Sheehan. He notes, (as I have here as well), that the Bush apologists' desperation is showing. Their shrill belittling of a bereaved mother's quest, betrays their panic at seeing their influence on public opinion slipping away.

Here's the money quote.
The supporters of this war have run out of convincing lies and effective emotional appeals. Now they are reduced to attacking the grieving mothers of dead soldiers. Samuel Johnson suggested that patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel. But, with their attacks on Cindy Sheehan, the apologists for Bush's infamy have found a new and darker refuge.
Well at least it won't be crowded. Their numbers are dwindling every day.
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3 Comments:

Anonymous Trevor said...

If Sheehan really wanted to help end the war in Iraq, she'd be over there helping out instead here at home whining.

Sheehan cares about the troops as much as my local driver's license bureau employees care whether or not I'm a good driver.

2:32:00 PM  
Blogger Porkopolis said...

Carolyn Maupin offers us some contrast to Ms. Sheehan.

2:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Jim M. said...

If Sheehan really wanted to help end the war in Iraq, she'd be over there helping out instead here at home whining.

Having your son killed in a war and being upset about it is whining?
I really want the war to end in Iraq so I looked at finding a group of civilian right-wing war lovers to join in Iraq to help end the war. Alas, all I could find was a lot of left-wingers over there helping bring aid and comfort to people.

3:09:00 AM  

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