Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Cindy Sheehan and Hurricane Katrina; the Unholy Alliance

According to Suzanne Fields, Cindy Sheehan and Hurricane Katrina are similar tests of the American Spirit. Yep - American must stand up and deal with the devastation of Hurricane Katrina and the terrible actions of Cindy Sheehan. Yep. The two are equivalent.

The Hurricane death toll may be in the thousands, but consider the spiritual devastation caused by a mother questioning the war in Iraq.
Hitler was surprised when the British did not give up when he blitzed London, so he set out to break the British spirit with "Coventrieren," a tactic to extend the destruction of Coventry to 20 additional cities. But instead of breaking the British spirit, "Coventrieren" strengthened it. The people of Coventry began rebuilding their houses and factories at once.

Hurricane Katrina and Cindy Sheehan must be similar tests of the spirit. The winds of the storm, like the winds of war, beat against our emotions and our will, and the American will to survive must prevail against the despairing voices that, as the poet says, will wake us only to drown.
Yep, Cindy Sheehan is not only an equivalent test to Hurricane Katrina, but also to the battle of London.

Pretty impressive for one anti-war protester.

At any rate, if the foundation of this war in Iraq were strong (which it's not), than this wouldn't be an issue. She'd be a crank. Instead Americans are listening to what she has to say because it dovetails with their own opinions on the war. Republicans can continue to paint hazy pictures of "liberated Iraq" but shouldn't be surprised if the American people find Ms. Sheehan's views more compelling.

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