Get our troops out...

…of New Orleans? The spokesman for the anti-war movement has spoken. Our soldiers are not welcome in Iraq or New Orleans! Cindy Sheehan has been the darling of the media and the left for several months now, such that they pronounced that she is sparking an anti-war movement just like that of the Vietnam era (when we had protestors spitting on soldiers). Unfortunately that seems to be the history they want to repeat.

George Bush needs to stop talking, admit the mistakes of his all around failed administration, pull our troops out of occupied New Orleans and Iraq, and excuse his self from power. The only way America will become more secure is if we have a new administration that cares about Americans even if they don't fall into the top two percent of the wealthiest.

Cindy's surreal mistrust of soldiers is exhibited when she says that she is 'troubled by the military presence in Louisiana'. She also says Bush has done nothing to help the people of Louisiana, so I'm not sure if she equates the two beyond the fact that soldiers are bad, bad, bad people and should be stopped before they kill again.

Which is funny because she does not seem to consider that they are the sons of Americans just like her son or she would have a slightly different feeling about them. When I see a soldier today my instinct is to thank them not heap scorn upon them. But then I don't have to carry around the cognitive dissonance of opposing the war but not the soldiers.

One thing that truly troubled me about my visit to Louisiana was the level of the military presence there. I imagined before that if the military had to be used in a CONUS (Continental US) operations that they would be there to help the citizens: Clothe them, feed them, shelter them, and protect them. But what I saw was a city that is occupied. I saw soldiers walking around in patrols of 7 with their weapons slung on their backs. I wanted to ask one of them what it would take for one of them to shoot me. Sand bags were removed from private property to make machine gun nests.

Charitably speaking, if one weren't bent on believing the worst of young men who happen to be soldiers just like her son, one might consider that they are in fact there to, "protect," and not just there to oppress the people of New Orleans.

But this is the mentality and outlook of the anti-war movement. It is driven primarily by those who do not see the American military as good. Instead they hail terrorists killing Iraqi civilians as freedom fighters and they actively try to, "choke off the Army’s stream of recruits" in order to cause us to withdraw from Iraq. Just who are they rooting for? I guess no right left thinking liberal would voluntarily join the military knowing that they will be killing babies and innocent people. Which doesn't explain their support for a draft at all.

It's sad that the media stopped propping up Cindy Sheehan only when a bigger news story came along. What's sadder is that rather than reporting the whole truth about these left wing anti-warriors, they instead actively cover up what their true views are. When Cindy Sheehan said her son was not a hero but a, "war victim," and that terrorists in Iraq were freedom fighters, those portions were conveniently left out of the CBS audio interview.

Posted by Eric Simonson at September 16, 2005 6:07 PM