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understandinglife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-09-05 12:10 AM
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21. NY Times Editorial for August 9, 2005: "One Woman in Crawford"
Summertime often produces unexpected media figures, and this is Cindy Sheehan's season. Ms. Sheehan, the mother of a soldier killed in Iraq last year, is camping out near President Bush's ranch in Crawford, Tex., and says she won't leave until Mr. Bush agrees to meet with her to discuss the war. There are many reasons for the flood of media attention she is attracting: she has a poignant personal story and she is articulate - and, let's face it, August is a slow news month. But most of all, she is tapping into a growing popular feeling that the Bush administration is out of touch with the realities, and the costs, of the Iraq war.

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Perhaps most troubling, Mr. Bush is not leveling about where things stand with the war. He continues to stay on message, as he did with the platitude he offered last week: "We will stay the course; we will complete the job in Iraq." The public knows that things in Iraq are not going well on any number of levels, and deserves a fuller, more honest discussion led by the commander in chief.

Just 38 percent of the respondents in a recent Associated Press-Ipsos poll, a new low, approved of Mr. Bush's handling of Iraq. That does not mean the remaining 62 percent agree with Ms. Sheehan that the troops should come home immediately. But it does mean that many Americans are with her, at least figuratively, at that dusty roadside in Crawford, expecting better answers.

More at the link:

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/08/09/opinion/09tue1.html


For a rag that is still trying to pretend some legitimacy of Miller claiming the 1st, instead of telling her to cut the bullshit and, if she needs to hide, claim the 5th, it's not too bad of an editorial.

The 'old grey lady' is clearly on life-support whilst Ms Sheehan is showing the world what America truly means.


Peace.

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