Thursday, February 14, 2008

Sheehan Backs Radical Islamist Terrorists

Cindy Sheehan, the (in)famous American antiwar activist, has joined an Egyptian anti-government protest movement supporting the release of members of the country's largest Islamic terrorist organization.

Abe Greenwald,
over at Commentary, provides some perspective on the latest in the Sheehan follies:

In lending her activist services to the Muslim Brotherhood, Cindy Sheehan has finally embraced the core of Islamist terror and the true nature of her own passions. Sheehan, had she wanted to get behind a group of serial human right violators, had a number to choose from, even in Egypt. But she chose one of the most virulently anti-Western and anti-Israel group of terrorists in the region. This, however, should only come as a revelation to those who’ve never read this statement from Sheehan:

Am I emotional? Yes, my first born was murdered. Am I angry? Yes, he was killed for lies and for a PNAC Neo-Con agenda to benefit Israel. My son joined the army to protect America, not Israel. Am I stupid? No, I know full well that my son, my family, this nation and this world were betrayed by George Bush who was influenced by the neo-con PNAC agendas after 9/11. We were told that we were attacked on 9/11 because the terrorists hate our freedoms and democracy . . . not for the real reason, because the Arab Muslims who attacked us hate our middle-eastern foreign policy.
The anti-war crowd has had to adapt to a succession of debunked myths: blood for Israel, blood for oil, blood for Halliburton, Bush lied, the war is lost, etc. With Sheehan declaring her support for some of the most committed jihadists around, the Cindy-Sheehan-as-sympathetic-hero meme is no longer sustainable. Which isn’t quite the same thing as saying it won’t be sustained.
Frankly, I agree with many of the arguments about Sheehan suggesting she was a pawn of the radical left's antiwar agenda. Indeed, I can sympathize with her grief over the loss of her son, Casey.

Yet, I'm deeply troubled by her repeated expressions of anti-Ameircanism, and I see in Sheehan's case elements of the most disturbing examples of the contemporary radical left (see
here for photos).

Unfortunately, variations of Sheehan's views form the agenda of many of those within the Democratic Party interest group umbrella (recall MoveOn's "
Betray Us" attack on General David Petraeus).

It's not unreasonable to suggest that the Democratic Party - given its hopeless pandering to the antiwar base - would move closer to this tacit alliance of socialism and Islam in the event of a Democratic victory in November.