This comes from an interview in Ireland with Ronan Sheehan on January 10, 2006, Cindy Sheehan in her own words:
And about Bill Clinton . . . . You know, I really think he should have been impeached, but not for a blow job. His policies are responsible for killing more Iraqis that George Bush. I don't understand why to rise to the level of being president of my country one has to be a monster. I used to say that George Bush was defiling the Oval Office, but it's been held by a long line of monsters. We don't have to support our administrations to love our country. True patriots of my country dissent when our country's doing something so wrong.So, she's been anti-American for how long now? At least since the Clinton Administration? Yet, she gets all the press because she decided to camp outside Bush's ranch to get another meeting with President Bush. For that, the media circus that followed ended up being even larger than the number of people who actually came to join her in Crawford.
And to say that she hates President Clinton or Bush and that her hatred is a recent thing is a flat out lie - considering what else she said in the interview:
But our government also exploits our fears; they try to demonize people and marginalize people, so many people in my country don't believe that when we kill an Iraqi baby that that's an innocent human being. It's like back in the Indian Wars when Sherman said, "The only good Indian is a dead Indian." So I just can't believe that my views are extreme because we are supposed to be a civilized society.So, the American people have been lied to by its leaders all along.
Since then, she's hobnobbed with the likes of Hugo Chavez (paid for by the Venezuelan Foreign Ministry) and radical leftists around the world. She has been anti-American for years, and it must have killed her that her son Casey went and joined the US Armed Forces despite her hatred for all that the US stands for.
I wonder how many dead Iraqi or Venezuelan babies there are as a result of Saddam or Chavez's policies. And you can bet that the number killed by those dictators far exceeds those killed as collateral damage by the US in Iraq. And that doesn't get to the clear difference - Saddam purposefully targeted those children and placed them in harm's way. The US goes out of its way to safeguard the lives of civilians - even to the point of taking US casualties so as not to use overwhelming force to eliminate terrorists, insurgents, and opposing forces from strongholds.
Rob Port, guestblogging at Wizbang, notes Sheehan's fawning attitude towards Chavez and Castro. Conservative Revolution thinks that Sheehan's a traitor.
Newsbusters notes that the media is becoming more adverse to covering Sheehan because her intentions and motives are becoming all too apparent - she's too extreme for even the big media's tastes.
Others who noticed Sheehan's comments about the Clinton Administration - and question not only her sanity, but how she figures this to be true: White Pebble, Brainster's Blog, Hammer of Truth, ninme, Daily Pundit, California Conservative, and DCThornton, Dust My Broom, and Instapundit guesting at Wonkette (sorry, but he just doesn't have the legs for the job). [update 1/26/2006: fixed link that was going to Shane Ede instead of Wonkette.]
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