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Tuesday, August 30, 2005

What Cindy Sheehan Really Wants

Christopher Hitchens has a dead-on analysis of Cindy Sheehan's goals in his August 19th column in Slate. Here's a snippet:

This is an argument, about a real war, that deserves moral seriousness on all sides. Flippancy and light-mindedness have no place. Cindy Sheehan's cheerleader Michael Moore has compared the "insurgents" in Iraq to the American minutemen and Founding Fathers. Do I taunt him for not volunteering to fight himself in such a noble cause? Of course I do not. That would be a low and sly blow. Do I say that he is spouting fascistic nonsense? Of course I do. Is Cindy Sheehan exempt from any verdict on her wacko opinions because of her bereavement? I would say that she is not. Has she been led into a false position by eager cynics who have sacrificed nothing and who would happily surrender unconditionally to the worst enemy that currently faces civilization? That's for her to clarify. While she ponders, she should forgo prayer, stay in California, and end her protest.

Also, Hitch is going to be taking on the Grand-High Wacko Pooh-Bah MP George Galloway in a debate on September 14th in New York. Can't wait for that one.

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