I woke up too early, and spent those wonderful quiet moments surfing around, seeing what others had to say about this ongoing war. About the demonstration. I found my expected responses- those that are better served by minimizing, those that are better served by playing up its significance. I thought about the 'guest list" for this latest anger-fest... and wondered who chose them, and who had been invited but declined.
Lew makes some points about this topic at Unbrainwashed a blog in the tradition of H+S. I enjoy a good "off the cuff" opinion. I can get analysis, news, theory, criticism...we know where to g for those. But blogs are where we go when we just want to tinker inside the minds of our cyber-neighbors.
This Saturday, a major war protest is being planned for Washington DC. With support for the war at 32% , you would think that this would be the oppurtunity for the democrats to grow a spine and show up and support the anti-war movement, since now a full majority of Americans disapprove of the way the war is being handled. But, alas, no Democrats plan on showing up.
I shouldn't say no Democrats, Cynthia McKinney and John Conyers will be there. No John Kerry, no Hillary Clinton, no Howard Dean, however. Cindy Sheehan will be there, and she spoke to Ms. Clinton about attending and was met with the reply "Now is not the time to come out against the war." Actually, the time to come out against the war was before it even started, but the Democratic leadership, those spineless craven cowards, were too timid to even vote against the war, despite the worldwide protests before the war. How many of our troops must die in a desert quagmire before they decide to stand up against it? How many billions of dollars must we waste in over payments to Halliburton before they wake up and realize that the effort is draining the country with no substantial results.
So these are our choices America: the chickenhawks of the right, too cowardly to enlist themselves, but all too eager to send our troops to die so a few of their contributors can rake in a nice profit at taxpayer expense, and the chickenshits on the left, too cowardly to stand up against the right and Israel as they demand more and more sacrifices of our money and children.
We don't need a protest, folks, we need a new American revolution.