The well-known war protester, Cindy Sheehan, was popular among the left when she camped out in front of George W. Bush’s ranch demanding a justification for the death of her son, a soldier. Now that she continues to be anti-war while Obama is in office, calling his foreign policy a “continuation” of Bush policy which is only different in that it’s “worse,” Sheehan is suddenly much less in vogue:
I have been called a “racist” from the so-called left. In these people’s opinion, I was totally justified in protesting Bush, but I am a racist for protesting the same policies under Obama…There are many people in this country who oppose Obama because they’re racist, but I am not one of them. I oppose Obama’s policies because they are wrong…
That time has now come, once again. By our silence we are betraying humanity. Love the President or hate him, or anywhere in between, but we must speak out loudly and without any timidity against the institutional violence of the US Empire.
Read the rest of Sheehan’s thoughts on the need for principled, nonpartisan opposition to our aggressive wars.Published in