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Vote up Cindy's essay on Yahoo


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by j sundman [Subscribe]
Fri Aug 12th, 2005 at 05:43:05 PDT

Sorry for short diary, and apologies if this has already been diaried.

Cindy Sheehan has written a wonderful essay called "George Bush's Accountability Moment" that's been picked up by Yahoo News.

This is George Bush's accountability moment. That's why I'm here. The mainstream media aren't holding him accountable. Neither is Congress. So I'm not leaving Crawford until he's held accountable.

As of a few moments ago, only 134 people had voted. Might I suggest you mosey on over, read it, and vote it up.

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Although I am sorry for Cindy's loss, who is she to ask the President to meet with her AGAIN? He met with her once. Now only after she became involved with all of these organizations who have swallowed her soul did she want to meet with him again so she could HOLD HIM ACCOUNTABLE? I am sorry for her grief but as a Marine MOST of us disagree with her.

I don't think she has swallowed her soul; I think she has found it and has every right as a mother of a dead soldier to speak for that soul.

And if the president can't be held accountable for his decisions and actions, what's the point of him being the president? (That's a rhetorical question...)

I strongly support Cindy Sheenan and I hope she continues to highlight the tragic purposelessness of the Iraq war.

And I also support the call to withdraw from Iraq in the relatively near future. But how is that going to play out politically?

The Washington Post has an article today (8/12) talking about how the Shiite South in Iraq could very well end up aligned with Iraq. If the Dem's push for withdrawal from Iraq and get it, they'll (er, we'll) be blamed for losing the war.

I think the war is lost already. The US could stay and fight a bloody insurgency for five or ten more years, but it sounds likely that it won't change the result.

But we should be clear, pulling out of Iraq will be a geo-political cluster-f**k. Iran will probably gain control over oil in southern Iraq and have more influence on the rest of the oil producing countries in the mid-east.

And don't blow off the impact of middle east countries cutting back on oil production. I lived through the '74 oil crises. Something like that can tank our economy and hurt a lot of hard working people, especially poor people. Again, I think long range energy conservation planning could help prevent this, and the Republicans are at fault for not doing this, but middle america won't see it this way. They'll just see the short term results of pulling out of Iraq.

I think all of this is the inevitable result of stupid ill-planned invasion motivated by an militaristic ivory tower "power is all that matters" reasoning. I'm concerned that most people will see the "liberals" as causing an early pullout, and will also see the "liberals" as responsible for what happens after the pullout.

I'm not saying it's right, just that it's likely.

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