…Yes, as long as GW’s ambitions continue to “stay the course” of:
° Waving the (long debunked) myth/flag, that Iraqis (& US troops) should pay the price for what happened on 911,
° Considering Haliburton’s (et al) profit-sheet, more important than ANY innocent LiFE lost in Iraq,
° Continuing to fool 51% (or ANY %) of voting sheeple, that KiLLing is the “path” to peace & freedom,
° Habitual “padding” of “have-more”s pockets, while scoffing and ridiculing “have-less”s simple needs,
° Mocking a “culture of Life” mantra … while turning his back on the grief of a valiant soldier’s mother,
° Continuing to TAKE lives… divide FAMILIES… and break hearts… over a war, “justified” by proven lies
And this, from my favorite rude man, The Rude Pundit:
Let us ponder for a moment the sensibility of a man, our President, who refuses to give Cindy Sheehan the time of day. Trent Duffy, speaking to the sweaty press in Crawford, declared that Bush met with her in July 2004, “and he was glad to meet with her at that time,” as if Cindy Sheehan had her one shot and the President doesn’t need to give the time of day to her anymore. Maybe if she donated $100,000 to the Republican National Committee, he’d find some more time.
Public relations-wise, this is an easy one, isn’t it? If you’re the President, you meet with Sheehan. You invite her in. You give her some lemonade. You listen. You say you’re sorry. And then you let her go back out. PR problem over, no? Fuck, while she’s talkin’, you can have monkeys dancin’ in your head. But doesn’t this seem like a no-brainer?
Unless, of course, you don’t give a shit. Unless, of course, you think of yourself as unquestionably right and, frankly, you couldn’t give a happy monkey fuck what the opposition says. And, of course, Bush doesn’t.
So often symbols of protest are created by the power of the opposition. Right now, Bush is making Cindy Sheehan into a more powerful figure than he could ever imagine. Than he could ever wish for himself. In the end, if Sheehan indeed becomes a new Rosa Parks, then, like the war itself, the President will only have himself to blame.