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NoSunWithoutShadow Donating Member (363 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-09-05 08:02 AM
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One Mother 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.

Mr. Bush obviously failed to comfort Ms. Sheehan when he met with her and her family. More important, he has not helped the nation give fallen soldiers like Casey Sheehan the honor they deserve. The administration seems reluctant to have the president take part in events that would direct widespread attention to soldiers' funerals or to the thousands who have returned with serious injuries.

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.


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

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The Editorial doesn't mention that she will be arrested on Thurs.

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Ilsa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-09-05 08:07 AM
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1. Stay the course, stay on message, as long as Bush doesn't have to
show up. Not for a funeral, or anything that reflects his failures again. Bush is a no show for any events honoring these soldiers specifically. And the writers are finally getting it.
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shraby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-09-05 08:42 AM
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6. How can he possibly go to a funeral?
He'd have to have all the people cleared out of there, only strong supporters could be at the funeral. 500 secret servicemen to protect him, 2 tanks and 60 armed mercenaries would also have to be there. Every car would need to be searched, the road to the cemetery would have to be gone over with a bomb detector and don't forget all those tombstones that could be rigged with bombs.
Go to a funeral? Fuggetaboutit.
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chelaque liberal Donating Member (981 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-09-05 08:14 AM
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2. "Platitude!" They said "platitude!"
Thank you, thank you, thank you.

For once the media points out how insincere he is.

I also like, "The administration seems reluctant to have the president take part in events..." They are acknowledging he is just a puppet, a prop, that they use to create the image they want to present.
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opihimoimoi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-09-05 08:15 AM
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3. Poor thing, he doesn't get it....indicating, he needs a heart and a brain
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-09-05 08:17 AM
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4. This is the answer to "the other meeting"
Edited on Tue Aug-09-05 08:18 AM by zidzi
with bush..

"Mr. Bush obviously failed to comfort Ms. Sheehan when he met with her and her family. More important, he has not helped the nation give fallen soldiers like Casey Sheehan the honor they deserve. The administration seems reluctant to have the president take part in events that would direct widespread attention to soldiers' funerals or to the thousands who have returned with serious injuries."

And bush's "message" as usual is a robotic bunch of Bullshit(robert novak said it best)!

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speedoo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-09-05 08:20 AM
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5. The CowardinChief is very good at one thing:
Being AWOL. He was AWOL in the TANG, and he is once again AWOL now.

Actually he is also good at cowardice. Or should we just say that is part of his so-called character.

The tida has turned, mr.CowardinChief. You will be lucky if you escape impeachment.
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