She’s Back. Cindy Does Canada
By: Bob Parks
As I said during my most recent radio spot, “listening to my arguments rarely involves having to have bail money ready.” Think about it..”
Whether it’s gather all-the-facts ignorant students to engage in street protests while their protester-professors are usually curiously absent, liberals use kids to perpetuate their causes, just daring the authorities to do their jobs. If the kids get busted, it’s considered a necessary evil, as more kids come along to fill any voids.
Thus we now have (again) Cindy Sheehan in her latest quest for attention and relevance, goading kids who’ve fully digested the anti-war diatribe and “fled” our nation as well as their signed contracts with the US military, and has re-united with some of the very young unfortunates who now seek refuge in a neighbor that really doesn’t want them.
Again reciting the sentiments that have made her a darling of the anti-war left, Miss Cindy met with a group of military deserters in Canada and claims she wished her son could’ve been a law-breaker as well.
“I begged him not to go to Iraq, and I wish he was standing up here with these people because he didn’t want to go.”
It’s easy to quote the dead as they have no method of retort, and that’s the way the left usually likes it. From all accounts, her son went back to Iraq willingly and was proud of his service to his country. Obviously no sane person would ever enjoy the notion of going back to a war zone and that’s what makes him or her special. But of course, Cindy Sheehan has no problem pissing on her own son’s grave to keep herself in the spotlight.
The self-proclaimed Rosa Parks of the anti-war movement was in Canada again trying to talk their government in granting sanctuary for people who feel a contract is something that isn’t worth the paper they sign. So far, the Canadian government is cold to offering political asylum for US soldiers who made bad choices, as opposed to genuine political refugees who left a bad place for fear of their lives.
“They’re trying to deport me. When I was in Iraq, we were killing innocent people for oil. It was obvious they didn’t want us there.”
Darrell Anderson of Lexington, Ky., who according to the Associated Press, “arrived in Canada by way of Niagara Falls in January 2005. He spent seven months in Iraq with the Army’s 1st Armored Division and received a Purple Heart following a roadside bomb attack before deciding during a leave he would not go back.”
Yes, Mr. Anderson, they are trying to deport you. When you joined the military, they was probably some kind of warfare going on. Unfortunately, when you sign on the line, you become the property of the United States Armed Forces, something only an ignoramus wouldn’t understand.
People don’t get the choice of what conflict they wish to be involved in. We serve at the discretion of the Secretary of Defense, period. All the BS learnt in school about having rights gets tossed out the window once you signed on the line. There is no Cindy Sheehan clause that allows you to change you mind depending on who is in the Oval Office. Remember that Sheehan once praised President Bush, who did meet with her in the White House. Just because she changed her mind doesn’t give others the mission to violate the terms of a contract.
You can blame dishonest recruiters but c’mon, who in their right mind doesn’t know that signing up for the military today will probably include an eventual plane ticket to Iraq? Young men and women are still joining up and that makes them more honorable than any “conscientious objector” that will flee his own country when she needs them the most.
And what about a deserter is attractive enough to make Canada want them in the first place?
“They say we’re traitors, we’re deserters. No, I’m a Marine and I stand up for what I believe in, and I believe the Constitution of the United States of America is being pushed aside as a scrap piece of paper.”
Former Marine Chris Magaoay, 20, of Maui
If Mr. Magaoay were truly still a Marine, he’d remember that what he believes in is irrelevant, and what about the Constitution is being pushed aside as a piece of scrap paper? I contend the only piece of scrap paper is the contract made such because it has his signature on it.
But back to Cindy: “They’re moral human beings who don’t want to go to Iraq and kill innocent people to line the pockets of George Bush and the war machine.”
Yes, they may be moral human beings, but Sheehan and her like-minded anti-war compadres are also using them. If not for the attention and sympathy these deserters are receiving, they may not have proceeded on the course they now find themselves in. It is not courageous to flee. It is not courageous to incite desertion, especially in the case of Cindy Sheehan, where she personally has nothing to lose.
Although I am no longer active duty, I sometimes feel as though I am a combatant on the other front line. We have truly brave young men and women fighting the insurgency in Iraq, yet we have an insurgency back home that indicts them here. Our liberals tell us that we are the problem.
I heard a liberal interviewed Monday who said there’s no way the prisoners at Guantanamo would commit suicide while in detention because it’s against the tenants of Islam to do so. I guess he conveniently forgot about those who routinely blow themselves up in malls or obscure roadsides in search of martyrdom. He blamed our treatment for their deaths, and only those who do the processing know if they truly belong there or not, yet these are the same liberals who also claimed that Tookie Williams was also the victim.
We’re told we commit human rights abuses, while not hearing one negative about those that slice the heads off civilians and do so on videotape for all to see. Our own elected officials tell us that we should pull our troops out by a certain date. Tell you what: I’ll accept the logic in such a telegraphed pass when Bill Belichick publishes the 2006-07 New England Patriots playbook online next week. Every time we call for withdrawal, the enemy gets the idea they just may be doing something right.
The safest place in the world may just be the ten-foot radius around Cindy Sheehan. She is one of the best things the Iraq insurgents have going for them. She agrees on a common enemy: George Bush, and she wants the same result: removal of troops from Iraq. And she’s quite sincere.
Anybody know how much she got paid for the movie rights to her “story”.?
The Flood Of Fraud
Typical of the Los Angeles Times, the liberal guilt and race patronizing has begun again.
In a June 17 editorial, we’ve been warned against using common sense as displayed in the title, “A hurricane of fraud? FEMA did mismanage Katrina relief, but it’s wrong to blame victims for spending irresponsibly.”
Okay, so we see where this is going.
“The tawdry expenses are listed in a report released Wednesday by the Government Accountability Office. Though the headline makers were select items purchased with debit cards that FEMA gave out immediately after Katrina struck, the centerpiece of the survey was an estimate that about 16% of the agency’s more than $6 billion in overall hurricane relief payments were improper and potentially fraudulent. And that figure is probably on the low side because it only accounts for certain categories
of fraud, such as misrepresentation of identity and duplicate payments.
“Some misuse of the FEMA-issued debit cards, however, is hardly shocking.”
Of course it’s not shocking. After all, we’re talking about mostly black people, those who liberals patronize the most. How dare we criticize some of our nation’s underclass? Liberals have spent decades making excuses for bad behavior, in some cases turning bad decisions into diseases so as to negate the inconvenience of personal responsibility. I still have hundreds of emails from people who “disagreed” with my opinion that blacks actually do know right from wrong and that the looting was not totally a crime of necessity, but just criminal activity period.
Let us not forget the images of the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. The hundreds of people stranded outside the Louisiana Superdome and Convention Center, the multitudes on the highway to nowhere, all waiting for assistance after the failure of the city to evacuate them in a timely manner, as mandated by law, before the storm.
We were made to justify the looting and pity the looters, as it was a life and death decision. We heard the politicians piling on the Bush Administration, and the push to “Do something!” So FEMA expedited assistance and started throwing taxpayer money around just to shut up the touchy-feely critics. The result? Fraud of epic proportions, and now that that the cat is out of the bag, we’re now being reminded not to be too judgmental of those who absconded with millions of dollars.
The editorial concluded, “It’s easy, and necessary, to criticize FEMA’s across-the-board incompetence in responding to the largest displacement of Americans since the Civil War. But obsessing about the spending habits of refugees comes perilously close to blaming the victim.”
You’re damn right, except those who knowingly used those debit cards for use in strip clubs and jewelry aren’t victims. They took advantage of people who donated time and money in their hour of need. They spat back in all of our faces because it was their way of getting back at this racist nation that’s kept them down all these decades. It was payback and no sense of conscience was required.
We’re told, by the likes of the editorial board of the Los Angeles Times, that we should understand this theft and it’s our fault it was so easy. Am I the only one who has a problem with this thinking? I guess I shouldn’t as it’s all too familiar.
Bob Parks is a member/writer for the National Advisory Council of Project 21, and is a Staff Writer for the New Media Alliance, Inc.