Friday, August 19, 2005

The New Rosa Parks?

This has to be what propaganda master Karl Rove has most feared -- a timely anti-war statement with the simplicity and power to launch a movement. I think Cindy Sheehan may well have done that with her much-publicized Crawford, Texas vigil.

Now other parents are following: "'We feel you either have to fight this war right or get out,' Rosemary Palmer, mother of Lance Cpl. Edward Schroeder II, said Tuesday. Schroeder, 23, died two weeks ago in a roadside explosion, one of 16 Ohio-based Marines killed recently in Iraq. The soldier's father said his son and other Marines were being misused as a stabilizing force in Iraq.

"The couple applauded Cindy Sheehan, the mother of a fallen soldier who has camped out in protest near Bush's ranch in Crawford, Texas, for bringing the war to the public's attention. 'We consider her the Rosa Parks of the new movement opposing the Iraq war.'"

Read the AP story.

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