Friday, August 19, 2005

A Peace Movement At Long Last

Georgie Anne Geyer's commentary on the Peace Mom phenomenon set in motion by Gold Star mother Cindy Sheehan in Crawford, Texas is a bulls-eye:

"But the biggest reason behind Cindy Sheehan's lightning effect on the country is that she has been saying -- with her actions, gestures and intonations, if not exactly in words -- what has been left deliberately unsaid in America until now: That the war in Iraq is useless, and that all those Americans who died or were wounded there died and suffered in vain. That Iraq is not and never was a war that America needed to fight, but that it was an adventure on the part of Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Wolfowitz, Feith and the rest. And that it still could end horribly. This is frankly unbearable to most Americans, even now."

Read the piece.

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