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August 27, 2005

Here we go again!

So once again MichaelMoore.com features an article allegedly written by Cindy Sheehan. Time to get out the ol' Fisking Machine... but before I do, I note that whoever is writing this stuff has apparently taken the hint and only refers to the President as "George" once.

I finally figured out George Bush's NEW reason for staying in Iraq.

Meet the new reason, same as the old reason. Because our mission in Iraq, while progressing nicely, is not yet complete.

This reason has also been co-opted by the Move America Forward (forward to what: Fascism?)

Zzing! Boy, you sure showed them, didn't you?

and the poor mothers who would be honored if their sons were killed in George Bush's war for greed and power.

You mean the poor mothers who are actually proud of their sons (and daughters), rather than ashamed? The poor mothers who believe that bringing down a torturing despot and working to build a stable democracy in a region that's been sorely oppressed is a worthy cause? Those poor mothers?

Since the Freedom and Democracy thing is not going so well

Really? When did Iraq become unfree and undemocratic?

and the Iraqi parliament is having such a hard time writing their constitution.

Any idea how long it took us to write a Constitution? Any idea how many bitter fights there were between bitterly opposed factions? Heck, we just had to deal with pro-slavery and anti-slavery conflicts; the Iraqis are trying to deal with factional distrusts that have existed for over a millenium.

Since violence is mounting against Iraqis and Americans

Yes, it is true that the terrorists who have invaded Iraq are killing innocent Iraqis and rather fewer American soldiers. Your point is that we should surrender to these terrorists, right? Withdraw entirely and leave the field to them? Stop fighting them, let them have their way?

and since his poll numbers are going down everyday

Yep, you and your media allies have succeeded in banging the drum of surrender loud enough that the President's approval has suffered. Congratulations. We'll see how long it lasts.

he had to come up with something.

The same something he's been saying all along, as a matter of fact.

I have continually asked George Bush to quit using Casey's name and the names of the other Gold Star Families for Peace loved ones to justify his continued killing.

And several of the families of the casualties have asked you to stop using their loved ones's names on your politically-motivated field of crosses. You refuse. By the way, when did George W. Bush use Casey's name?

He continues to say this: "We have to honor the sacrifices of the fallen by completing the mission."

And how.

So the mission is now this: WE MUST CONTINUE KILLING AMERICANS BECAUSE AMERICANS HAVE ALREADY BEEN KILLED!!!

Uh, no.

Let's try an analogy here. Suppose you buy a new Prius, and you get a car loan, and you start making payments. Along comes some busybody who demands to know why you're making a payment every month. You answer that if you stop making the payments, the bank will take your car, and all of the money you've already spent will go for naught. The busybody retorts, in mature caps-lock, YOU MUST CONTINUE SPENDING MONEY BECAUSE YOU'VE ALREADY SPENT MONEY!

Back when there were zero casualties, American forces were engaged in a noble cause. When the casualty counter reached 500, they were still engaged in a noble cause. Today, with 1,875 Americans killed, it is still a noble cause. If we were to follow your ridiculous advice and withdraw now, not only would the noble goal towards which we've made such progress never be achieved, but all the sacrifice made in pursuit of that goal would be wasted.

How can anyone, anyone in their right minds support this line of reasoning?

How can the author still believe that negative rhetorical questions are anything less than a cheap trick?

I have been silent on the Gold Star Moms who still support this man and his war by saying that they deserve the right to their opinions because they are in as much pain as I am.

And also because you sure as hell don't want to draw attention to them. The spotlight is yours, all yours! If people should become aware that very many mothers who have also lost sons support the cause, it would dilute your message.

I would challenge them, though, at this point to start thinking for themselves.

Major, major irony from Ms. Moore Mouthpiece.

Iraq DID NOT have WMDs

All the available intelligence said it did. Thank you, Mr. President, for not ignoring evidence that a sworn enemy of the United States was preparing deadly weapons which could be used to strike America.

Iraq WAS NOT linked to Al Qaeda and 9/11

Actually, there are credible links between the Hussein regime and al Qaeda. But who are you to let the facts get in the way of a rant?

Iraq WAS NOT a threat or danger to America.

Hussein WAS shooting at American pilots engaged in lawful enforcement.

Hussein WAS in material violation of several United Nations Security Council resolutions.

Hussein DID plot to assassinate a former U.S. president.

Hussein DID give shelter to Abu Abbas.

Hussein DID give shelter to Abu Nidal.

Hussein WAS painfully oppressing his own people.

Boy, I could go on all day.

How can these moms who still support George Bush and his insane war in Iraq want more innocent blood shed just because their sons or daughters have been killed?

Nice. Your political opponents, some of whom are grieving mothers just like you and therefore share the absolute moral authority granted to you by Dowd, "want more innocent blood shed".

I don't understand it. I don’t understand how any mother could want another mother to feel the pain we feel.

Perhaps because these mothers know that there are causes worth fighting for. Perhaps they consider the liberation of upwards of twenty million people to be one of those causes.

I am starting to lose a little compassion for them.

But how could you? Their moral authority is absolute, is it not?

I know they have been as brainwashed as the rest of America, but they know the pain and heartache and they should not wish it on another.

Okay, so now not only do Sheehan's opponents want innocent blood shed, they wish "pain and heartache" on others. How evil those Gold Star mothers are!

However, I still feel their pain so acutely and pray for these "continue the murder and mayhem" moms to see the light.

I doubt your prayers will have any more effect than their prayers for you to stop sliming the sacrifice of your son and theirs.

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Hmm....

The Gender Genie thinks the author of this passage is...MALE! Oh Michael, you card you.

http://www.bookblog.net/gender/genie.html

Posted by: ShadowHawk | Aug 28, 2005 3:19:41 AM

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