Cindy Sheehan: No President Left Unbashed

Cindy SheehanFrom an interview in CounterPunch (via Instapundit):

And about Bill Clinton . . . . You know, I really think he should have been impeached, but not for a blow job. His policies are responsible for killing more Iraqis that George Bush. I don’t understand why to rise to the level of being president of my country one has to be a monster. I used to say that George Bush was defiling the Oval Office, but it’s been held by a long line of monsters.

I still don’t have a favorable libertarian view of her, since some of the things she’s said about the troops is a bit over-the-top and sensationalist, even for anti-war hyperbole (calling insurgents “freedom fighters”). Yet, it’s one thing to disagree with her point for point and it’s another to dismiss her as a caricature of the anti-war left.

She may not speak for my views against the Iraq war (her quotes smack of attention whoring), but at least she’s not holding punches against Democrats involvement in previous interventionalism that spawned the current situation.

7 Comments
  1. VanDyke,

    I might argue that if she wasn’t using “attention whoring” quotes, you and others likely wouldn’t even know her name.

  2. This has to be the most thoughtful examination of Sheehan I’ve ever read. I’m not surprised it came from the libertarians.

  3. that ‘freedom fighters’ remark could be defended by virtue of the fact that they are fighting against an occupying power that is seeking to install it’s own govt. granted these guys are largely not that into freedom but then neither is the occupying power.

  4. it’s all well and good to appreciate the fact that she doesn’t appear “partisan,” but i still tend to feel she does a lot more damage to the anti-war movement than she does good. i think “attention whoring” was probably the correct term there. still, at least she keeps people paying attention to the issue. the fear is, at some point people get so sick of seeing her face, they’ll just change the channell.

  5. Stranger,

    I was just talking with Jon Airheart on the phone and he brought your name up. I told him to tell you hello when he next sees you.

  6. What I find most disturbing is her current visit to Venezuela (her vist was paid for by the Chavez government). Oh the hypocrisy of C. Sheehan

    Any respect I had for Sheehan, I have now lost, and to think she now wants to run against Sen. Feinstein of Cali.

    If you want to see a couple of pictures of Chavez and Sheehan visit this link.
    http://blogs.salon.com/0001330/2006/01/28.html#a2716

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