Today Show: Just When You Thought It Was Safe to Go Back to Crawford [Up Pops Sheehan]

<p><font face="Times New Roman">Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the MSM water, up pops Cindy Sheehan.</font></p><p /><p><font face="Times New Roman">The Today show’s pretext for bringing back Cindy was her return to Crawford.</font></p><p /><p><font face="Times New Roman">It seems that Sheehan’s media consultants have been hard at work, grooming a more media-savvy, less over-the-top image for Sheehan.<span>  </span>She managed to avoid charging W, as she has in the past, with being the world’s biggest terrorist, or engaging in thinly-veiled anti-Semitism as when she previously spoke of neo-con Paul Wolfowitz making her “skin crawl.”</font></p><p /><p><font face="Times New Roman">Yet one sensed that not far beneath the buttoned-down exterior, the demons lurked.</font></p><p /><p><font face="Times New Roman">Sheehan was invited to respond to President Bush’s statement to the effect she doesn’t speak for many military families, and that immediate withdrawal from Iraq and the Middle East would weaken the US:</font></p><p /><p><font face="Times New Roman">Sheehan: “The president doesn’t ever really talk to somebody who disagrees with him so of course he hears his side of the story, and I think his policy of invading a country that was no threat to the United States of America has weakened the country.”</font></p><p /><p><font face="Times New Roman">Right, the President, who is constantly inundated by waves of MSM criticism, only hears from supporters.<span>  </span>And of course Saddam Hussein, who offered rewards to suicide bombers, had developed and used WMDs, had invaded two neighbors, attempted to assassinate a US president and was harboring Ansar Al Islam, an Al-Qaida connected group, posed no threat.</font></p><p /><p><font face="Times New Roman">Sheehan also offered up this classic bit of anti-war double-speak.<span>  </span>She and her ilk think “the best way to honor the troops is to bring them home.”</font></p><p /><p><font face="Times New Roman">Sure, the best way to honor soldiers is to tell them that the cause for which they’ve risked their lives is not merely worthless, but pernicious.</font></p>

Mark Finkelstein
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