I've been thinking a lot today about Cindy Sheehan. The folks at the Daily Kos, www.gsfp.org which is Gold Star Families for Peace, and the Lone Star Iconoclast have been keeping people updated as to what's been going on in Crawford. In fact, Mrs. Sheehan herself posts there once a day or so and lets the community know what's going on. Go check it out.
Earlier today there were stories flying around about Mrs. Sheehan possibly being arrested on Thursday. Later in the day, reports came out that this was just a maybe possibility. Like the Secret Service repeating over and over again to Mrs. Sheehan that she needed to be careful where she was, because she could get hit by speeding traffic. Both of these were repeated so many time that they could only be considered to be threats.
Can you imagine the uproar and horror if either of these possibilities happened? Chicken George is walking a very fine edge in the polls at present. No matter how it's spun, he's almost at the lowest point in his rule. Now imagine that Mrs. Sheehan is actually hit by a car (and I certainly do not wish her at all ill) or imagine that she's arrested (oh, the charge their planning on landing on her? they're going to claim she's a national security risk.). If they do try that charge, they can hold her without allowing her to speak to an attorney.
Can you just imagine what would happen?!?!?!?! I would have to believe that each and every single media outlet of any kind would be up in arms. It should be breaking news on every station. Front page on every paper across the world. It's my belief that there's no possible way that Chicken George could possibly survive that.
Mrs. Sheehan has been forced to make an unbelievable sacrifice in the name of her country. And the Commander in Chief, who's orders made that happen is too much of a coward to leave his "ranch" to come out and speak to her.
Republicans love to go on and on about the fact that Bill Clinton got a consensual blowjob. You know something? No one died because of Bill Clinton's blowjob.
Bush lied. 1835 American men and women have been killed. An unknown number of Afghanis and Iraqis have been killed. The government refuses to release the number of soldiers that have been injured. The adminstration continues to cut benefits to war veterans. This whole episode is shameful.