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  •  Of course she's entitled to her own opinions. (2.25)


    But if her opinions include being anti-Israel (which I distinguish carefully from criticizing Israeli policies, for example, the settlements), then she herself diverts attention from Bush and his lies to the American people.

    Let's not be naive. The reason Cindy Sheehan has struck a responsive chord in so many hearts is her being a grieving mother who is challenging Bush to justify the policies that led to her son's death in Iraq. If she muddies that image, worse if she takes stands that besmirch and cloud her image, then she is the one who is harming her own cause, which -- on Iraq, at least -- is our cause, too.


    f/k/a one of the people "`Our country, right or wrong!' . . . when right to be kept right; when wrong to be put right." (Sen. Carl Schurz)

    by another American on Mon Aug 15, 2005 at 11:06:06 AM PDT

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