Posted by pete in response to "Gutsy, Gutless, Gutter"...
Cindy Sheehan had the exact opposite story last year. SHe praised the President about their conversation. Now she changed her story entirely?
For being retired Navy I am disappointed in your views in your writing. I served in the US Army, and even if I didn't agree with what the President was doing, I would support him either way, and keep any liberal thoughts to myself...
Despite the right wing smear campaign aimed at Cindy Sheehan, I've read nothing that indicates her position on the war has changed in the past year. But that doesn't really matter. Her present position, as far as I am concerned, is a legitimate one.
As to my views: I am no longer a naval officer, I am a private citizen. Mister Bush is not my commander in chief. He is commander in chief of my military, and I vehemently disapprove of what he has done with it. He has, in essence, transformed it into a mercenary force, one he has used to carry out the private political agenda of his rich, neoconservative cronies. This administration is turning (has turned?) the United States of America into a Barbecue Republic--a militaristic, theocratic oligarchy masked by a thin veneer of representation. I would think myself a coward to sit back and say nothing about the most heinous abuse of power by an American president in my lifetime for fear of being labeled "unpatriotic" or disloyal to my former service.
I'm consistently curious how you and others label my views as "liberal." I don't know you, but a quick scan of your blog site suggests that you spend so much time differentiating right from left that you can't differentiate right from wrong.
I see no virtue in supporting a group of bad men who started a bad war and ran it badly, and consider it my duty as a citizen to oppose them to the best of my ability.