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Cindy Sheehan:  Poster Child for the Anti War America Left.

Yesterday, I asked a simple question: Did Cindy Sheehan really say that America was not worth dying for?

The answer is yes, she did.

You can find the complete transcript of her remarks here. (Thanks to Michael Silence)

This is the relevant passage:
I take responsibility partly for my sons death, too. I was raised in a country by a public school system that taught us that America was good, that America was just. America has been killing people, like my sister over here says, since we first stepped on this continent, we have been responsible for death and destruction. I passed on that bullshit to my son and my son enlisted. Im going all over the country telling moms: This country is not worth dying for. If were attacked, we would all go out. Wed all take whatever we had. Id take my rolling pin and Id beat the attackers over the head with it. But we were not attacked by Iraq. {applause} We might not even have been attacked by Osama bin Laden if {applause}. 9/11 was their Pearl Harbor to get their neo-con agenda through and, if I would have known that before my son was killed, I would have taken him to Canada. I would never have let him go and try and defend this morally repugnant system we have. The people are good, the system is morally repugnant.


It's very clear when reading the entire passage that she was referring to America and not Iraq when saying "this country."

So this is how the darling of the anti-war left thinks of her own country; a morally repugnant system responsible for death and destruction ever since it began.

But no, she doesn't hate America.

Our public schools are nothing but propaganda mills teaching blind faith and obedience to authority.

But no, she doesn't hate America.

The attacks of 9/11 were somehow our own fault, based on some misdeeds that were blanked out by the applause (I'll bet you $20 the missing statement had something to do with our support of Israel. Any takers?)

But no, she doesn't hate America.

And it only gets worse. As Cindy gets rolling, she becomes even more vitriolic and hateful:
If he thinks that its so important for Iraq to have a U.S.-imposed sense of freedom and democracy, then he needs to sign up his two little party-animal girls. They need to go this war. They need to fight because a just war, the definition of a just war, and maybe you people here who still think this is a just war, the definition of a just war is one that you would send your own children to die in.

Yeah, nothing gives you credibility like insulting your opponents children. Besides, last time I checked, we didn't send anybody's children to die. Our armed forces are all adults and all volunteers. Casey Sheehan volunteered for the army, re-enlisted, and volunteered for the rescue mission where he died, even though his assigned billet was a non-combat billet. Nobody "sent" him anywhere.

What theyre saying, too, is like, its okay for Israel to have nuclear weapons. But Iran or Syria better not get nuclear weapons.


Sweetheart, Israel is not known for hijacking planes, blowing up restaurants and school busses, or other rather uncivilized acts of random violence. Nor do they show a pronounced tendancy to indulge in random takeovers of their neighbors. In short, it appears that Israel is a country run by adults, instead of spoiled children.

We are waging a nuclear war in Iraq right now. That country is contaminated. It will be contaminated for practically eternity now.


????? We dropped nukes on Iraq? What alternate dimension (dementia) is this woman living in?

Its okay for Israel to occupy Palestine, but its yeah and its okay for Iraq to occupy I mean, for the United States to occupy Iraq, but its not okay for Syria to be in Lebanon. Theyre a bunch of fucking hypocrites!


Anti-Semitism is ugly to see, isn't it? Israel doesn't occupy Palestine because Palestine is not a country and never has been one. It's a label applied by the British to describe the section of the Ottoman empire they controlled following WW1 that includes most of the Middle East. The British portioned out the territory, creating countries to best take advantage of the natural resources.

And finally, in her conclusion, she loses all semblence of rationality
And we need to, we just need to rise up. We need a revolution and make it be peaceful and make it be loving and lets just show them all the love we have for humanity because we want to stop the inhumane slaughter.


A peaceful and loving revolution? Show me one in the history books. Anywhere. And if you want to stop inhumane slaughter, overthrowing a dictator who murdered and tortured his own people at a higher rate than even the suicide bombers have been able to achieve might be a good start. Instead, Cindy wants us to pull out, thereby guaranteeing more "inhumane slaughter on an unprecedented scale."

And this is the leading spokesperson for the anti-war movement. If you want to kow whether someone is antiwar or anti-american, just show them the speech and ask them if they agree with Cindy, or are embarrased by her.
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