|The Declarer (Floyd McWilliams' Blog)|
Friday, August 12, 2005
press release on behalf of the sedition wing of the Democratic party:
I imagine what president could no longer ignore was the synthetic outrage manufactured by the anti-Bush media.
If the mother of a casualty from the 1998 anti-Serbia campaign had followed Bill Clinton around, throwing a passive-aggressive snivelling fit for the benefit of the Slick-Willy-had-fifty-people-murdered-and-ran-cocaine-out-of-a-CIA-airstrip crowd, is it really conceivable she would get such simpering treatment from a large newspaper?
New Declarer favorite Greg Gutfeld puts Sheehan into perspective:
I will add that Sheehan's bogus quest for "answers" plays to a character flaw of the liberal psyche: No matter blatantly obvious a fact or deduction, you can find a left-winger capable of furrowing his brow and treating the problem as if he were examining the output of a particle accelerator. Even if you grant the worst interpretation of Bush's policymaking, what is Bush supposed to say other that "I started a war, your son was a soldier, he got killed"? It's not as if Bush refused to give reasons for attacking Iraq in the spring of 2003.
This quest to have the obvious explained probably stems from when the budding liberal was ten years old, and couldn't argue his parent out of being forced to clean his room.
The veneration of this poor woman is a brilliant tactical decision on the part of the anti-war crowd - you have to give them that. It's the ultimate cover. Any contrary opinion can be immediately shouted-down as a vicious attack against a grieving mother. Just brilliant!
I can't know what Sheehan's son's views about his role as a soldier in this war were, but I don't have any sympathy for the mother at all. It's obvious that she is being used (willingly or not) by the anti-war loons. However, the real tragedy is that she is using her son to further some wingnut propaganda, making his death an empty, senseless event regardless of the dignity he rightly deserves.
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