Monday, July 09, 2007

Sheehan Calls For Bush's Impeachment

In a report from various sources (CNN, FOX, AP, etc.), Cindy Sheehan has issued a challenge to current speaker of the house Nancy Pelosi...

"CRAWFORD, Texas (AP) - Six weeks after announcing her departure from the peace movement, Cindy Sheehan said Sunday that she plans to run
against House Speaker Nancy Pelosi unless she introduces articles of impeachment against President Bush in the next two weeks."

As you probably guessed, I have a thing or two to say about this. First, I think articles of impeachment should be brought against the Chimperor...something that should have been done a long time ago. It's clear, I think, to just about everyone that Bush's motives in invading Iraq were questionable at best and his continued stubbornness is causing the senseless deaths of thousands of our American youth...along with innocent Iraq citizens caught in the quagmire of what is essentially a civil war.

Second, Cindy Sheehan...while initially intending to protest the war through grieving the death of her own son...succumbed to the media hoopla and made her efforts in Crawford much more about her than anything else. In short, she diminished her own credibility as a war protester by making herself the center of attention.

Finally, the idea of Sheehan defeating Pelosi in the upcoming election is somewhat laughable. I truly hope that Sheehan's motives are to try and force the Democrats to take some action in demanding troop pull-outs, but I wonder if this is just another attempt for her to get some new press. Honestly, I don't think Sheehan would be able to defeat Pelosi...the first ever female speaker of the House...but perhaps the threat will be enough to bring the bloodshed in Iraq to an end, and make the Bush administration take responsibility for its mistakes. Only time will tell.

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