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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Antiwar.com on Cindy Sheehan

And a request for donations!
Remember Cindy Sheehan? She's the antiwar activist who lost her son in the Iraq war and turned her grief into a national crusade, getting in Bush's face by camping outside the presidential compound in Crawford, Texas. The mainstream media loved it and covered her on a daily basis – but now that another commander in chief occupies the White House, where is the media coverage of Cindy's ongoing antiwar protest?

In a recent interview on Chicago's WLS radio, ABC News anchor Charles Gibson was asked about antiwar protester Cindy Sheehan's plans to travel to Martha's Vineyard, where she is protesting the Iraq and Afghanistan wars while President Obama is vacationing there. Gibson, whose newscast and network covered Sheehan in 2005 outside Bush's ranch, answered, "Enough already."

Enough focus on America's wars – now that Obama's in charge, we don't have to talk or even know about it. When the Republicans go to war, it's a crime; when the Democrats escalate what the GOP started, it barely gets reported.

Well, we here at Antiwar.com aren't ignoring it. Cindy Sheehan's sincerity and consistency is a rebuke to those "progressives" who – like ABC's Gibson – say "enough already" to the antiwar movement. We've had enough already of their hypocrisy and crude partisan bias. We don't care what party the warmongers are in, we're going after them tooth and nail.

We pay the price for this. Fair-weather friends are no longer giving, because we won't bow down to their hero as he unleashes a reign of terror on the peoples of "Af-Pak" and threatens Iran.

But we have never depended on the kindness of hypocrites, and we don't intend to start now.

We've always told it like it is. But in order to keep doing that we need your support, and we need it now. We're in our third week of fundraising, and we're just over half of where we need to be in order to survive. Yes, our principle stance is hurting us financially, but we won't let the Democrats off the hook.

We need your help to keep up the fight. Don't give Obama a pass – kick the warmongers in the a**!

-- from Antiwar.com


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