Of course, I empathize with her. She lost her son in a war she didn't believe in. And now she wants to talk to the President and ask him questions like "What is the 'noble cause' justiifying why we are in Iraq?", and "If the cause is so noble, have you asked your daughters to enlist?"
You know the answers he's gonna give, so why ask the question? We're there to "sow freedom", "fight terrorism there so we don't have to here", yada yada yada. You know it's BS, I know its BS, but a large percentage of the country eats that shit up like candy.
And, like Jon Stewart said, we don't send the Bush twins because we actually want to WIN this thing, as fucked up as its become.
Now, on principle, the President should absolutely NOT meet with people who ask to meet him, not even mother of slain Marines. There would be a line from D.C. to Baltimore. But politically, the President should have met with her. He could have turned it into a positive PR thing, and it would have been in the news for a day or so. Now, the media frenzy is out of control, and Bush has himself to blame.
Now, one way I hope the left is different from the right is that we are more honest and less susceptible to towing the party line. So, in all honesty, Ciny
The reaction to her has been insane. The right wing has truly sunk to new lows. They are publicizing her
And Rush Limbaugh, I simply do not know how he sleeps with himself at night. He actually said that Cindy
The avalanche of hate from the right makes me think that the mom from Vacaville has hit a definite nerve.