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February 26, 2006

An International Embarrassment

That's what Cindy Sheehan has become. Last month she traveled to Venezuela to cozy up to Dictator -- er, President Hugo Chavez. In March, shortly before the concert she's promoting to bring the troops home, she'll be traveling to Germany. My comments are in brackets.

RAMSTEIN, Germany — Cindy Sheehan, mother of a soldier killed in Iraq and the woman who protested the war last summer outside President Bush’s Texas ranch, is scheduled to bring her anti-war message to U.S. military installations in Germany next month.

“[We’ve already heard] that Cindy Sheehan is like Hanoi Jane [Fonda] coming here,” said Elsa Rassbach, an event organizer with American Voices Abroad, which is supporting Sheehan’s trip.

But, she said, “We’re here to just democratically talk about U.S. policy.” [Translation: talk about how U.S. policy sucks without listening to other viewpoints. Isn't democracy grand?]


On March 11, protesters plan to walk from Landstuhl Regional Medical Center to a parking lot just outside Ramstein Air Base, where Sheehan will be at a “camp,” paying tribute to those who have died in the Iraq war. [We support the dead soldiers, not the live ones.]

“Cindy will be with us at Camp Casey Landstuhl/Ramstein to call attention to the fact that Germany is Europe’s logistical hub for the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and others threatening Iran and the Middle East,” according to an event flier. “Germany has the power to stop the further use of U.S. bases in Germany for illegal wars and criminal methods of warfare — the power and the right to just say no!” [Fine. I say pull them all out now and let the Germans fend for themselves. They've let us know in no uncertain terms what they think of us. Why waste our time and energy there?]

Organizers are hoping to erect the camp — known as Camp Casey for Sheehan’s son — in a parking lot outside Ramstein Air Base’s west gate. The parking lot is under German jurisdiction, said Erin Zagursky, an Air Force spokeswoman at the base. Protest organizers are meeting with city officials in Ramstein and Landstuhl to gain permission for their event.

Sheehan’s goals are to bring the troops home and have peace on earth, she said in an e-mail to Stars and Stripes. [Peace on earth? Tell that to the likes of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who is hoping to fulfill his first campaign promise of wiping Israel off the face of the map. Oh wait, Israel doesn't count.]

Her son, Army Spc. Casey Sheehan, 24, was killed in Iraq on April 4, 2004. Sheehan said in an e-mail she was too busy for a phone interview with Stars and Stripes. [Too busy to talk to a publication that speaks to the very people she claims to represent?]

“I don’t know anything about the visit,” she wrote. “It is being arranged by some people in Germany.” [Talk about an overwhelming sense of self-importance. Has she hired a personal assistant yet, like other famous celebs?]

With the Kaiserslautern military community home to more than 50,000 Americans with military ties, Sheehan could face a rough welcome. When asked for comment Wednesday on Sheehan’s upcoming visit, several soldiers in Kaiserslautern asked if they could be quoted anonymously.

One soldier, who recently returned from Iraq, did give his name but didn’t have much to say about Sheehan.

“Anything I would have to say about her, you couldn’t print,” Army Staff Sgt. Mark Genthner said. [I'm sure Sheehan's supporters wouldn't argue with that kind of "self censorship."]

Beginning March 9, Sheehan’s European visit will take her to Frankfurt, Aachen, Landstuhl and Ramstein in Germany. On March 13, Sheehan is scheduled to have a news conference in Paris, and the following day will address the European Union parliament in Strasbourg, France. [Do you think when she was a child, Cindy dreamt of traveling on someone else's dime to bash America in front of a bunch of Amerca-loathing European politicians? Most girls dream of being princesses and riding unicorns.]

Read the rest of the Stars and Stripes article here. And how much do you want to bet the anti-American German press will just eat this up? An actual American going to Germany to publicly reaffirm what Germans already know: Compared to Germany and the rest of Europe, Americans are a bunch of colonial yahoos who are on the bottom of the moral and cultural totem pole of the world.

How tiresome.

Hat tip: Medienkritik

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Posted by Pam Meister at 02:03 PM | Comments (7) | TrackBack (0) | Leftwing Lunacy

"Eating it up" would be an understatement.

Posted by: THIRDWAVEDAVE at February 26, 2006 05:55 PM

well we really are at the bottom of the cultural totem pole.

Posted by: steve at February 26, 2006 10:17 PM

So glad to hear from you again Steve...I thought maybe you had given up on trying to reform me...

Posted by: Pam at February 26, 2006 10:31 PM

reform? hardly. just open discussion.

Posted by: steve at February 27, 2006 02:18 PM

Um, it was a joke...

Posted by: Pam at February 27, 2006 02:30 PM

haha sorry, some people get a little put off by someone disagreeing with them, accuse you of brainwashing and whatnot.

Posted by: steve at February 27, 2006 03:06 PM

as an active duty soldier in the united states army, i'm also sick and tired of cindy sheehan and her whacked out leftist agenda.ive served two tours in iraq and proud of it.i'm sure cindy's son(may he rest in peace) is really proud of good ole mom's anti war stance.she's not only an embarassment to america,but also an embarassment to all of the people who are serving thier country.many a fine soldier have made the ultimate sacrifice and gave thier life to protect her freedom.her rants sicken the people who wear the uniform proudly.i'd personally like to smack that for the tv smile off her face.i hear she's been on a hunger strike.i hope she starves.......

sam rogers

Posted by: sam rogers at July 20, 2006 10:03 PM
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