Friday, August 12, 2005

Supporting Cindy Sheehan:

Over 700 people showed up to support her yesterday.

Bush is still avoiding her.
His motorcade made its way past, but that's about it.

Given the grief, given the amount of support for her and what I feel are her good intentions, I think he should meet privately with her again. But I think he's afraid to. Because whatever is said will be repeated and that may not be to his best interest.
I also think that we're not going to see him visiting with many other families of the fallen in the future, certainly not one on one in semi-private. That's not going to happen.

The tide keeps turning as the days go on.
I don't think it's enough and to be honest, I don't think it will ever be enough because the mainstream media will always be there to parrot the administrations talking points, the colored terror alerts will still be used to scare people and the RNC mouthpieces on TV and the radio will continue to spew the Neo-Con line.

The more I read, the more this is working out to be like Vietnam. I'm fairly certain that it will be the next administration that will have to try and extricate us from this mess.

This is a White House that is blocking legislation on the treatment of detainees.

Per the above story:
"The Bush administration in recent days has been lobbying to block legislation supported by Republican senators that would bar the U.S. military from engaging in "cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment" of detainees, from hiding prisoners from the Red Cross, and from using interrogation methods not authorized by a new Army field manual."

And don't forget, don't ever forget, that we now live in a country where the Federal Government can arrest you as an "enemy combatant", hold you without charging you with a crime, refuse to let you see a lawyer and keep you in jail for as long as they want.
THAT is the state of the Union right now.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I was hitting "next" and "previous" in the blogger toolbar and actually came to this blog right after reading this post Cindy Sheehan on the blog I was previously viewing.

Where the "next" button takes me next no knows...:-)