No not Cindy Sheehan, although if you were to believe the smear campaign being waged against her by right-wing media, you’d think she was a brainless hand puppet for MoveOn.org - instead of an articulate, intelligent grieving mother who is asking a question THEY CAN”T ANSWER. No, this tool of the "Radical Left” is Republican Senator Chuck Hagel. Rarely have the evil manipulations of the “Left” been more apparent.
Hagel must be a pawn of Michael Moore or Jane Fonda, because he has the audacity to compare Iraq with Vietnam and then say that the White House was “disconnected from the reality and losing the war.” Certainly no self-respecting Republican politician would dare utter those words of his own free will. That stinging critique would certainly, as Charles Krauthammer wrote about Cindy Sheehan, hurt and endanger our troops.
When Senator Hagel says that “Maybe the vice president can explain the increase in casualties we’re taking,” it must be a Manchurian moment, because we all know that that kind of talk proves that someone has “has thrown in with the most radical elements in this country,” as Bill O’Reilly so astutely surmises of Ms. Sheehan.
But perhaps the most damning proof that Senator Hagel is a traitor comes from the following statement:
The casualties we’re taking, the billion dollars a week we’re putting in there, the kind of commitment we’ve got — we’re not going to be able to sustain it.
That borders on sacrilege. How dare Chuck Hagel question the sacrifice in either lives or dollars that our leadership is willing to make on our behalf? Just because he was an Army infantry squad leader in Vietnam (and not protecting the great state of Texas!) and because he sits on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee--that gives him no right, no reason and no authority to point out the obvious. He is nothing more than a
...poster child for surrender...[and]...has further encouraged the conviction of our Islamofascist enemies that, as they expected, an indolent and self-indulgent United States cannot stand up to determined, ruthless foes.
Frank J. Gaffney Jr., Washington Times columnist on Cindy Sheehan - August 16th
Even his stance that President Bush should have altered his busy vacation schedule (today marks the day he is officially the most "well-rested” president in history - and in three less years than Ronnie - woot!) and met with Cindy Sheehan is wrongheaded. As Kathleen Parker so eloquently puts it Bush
can’t [meet with Sheehan] because he’s the president of the United States, because we’re at war, and because every move he makes causes ripples around the world. Ripples that, depending on other circumstances, can get other sons and daughters killed.
Certainly the deaths are all on Chuck Hagel and Cindy Sheehan’s head. Just because the war should never have happened, has been poorly planned from the start, and shows few promising signs of getting better, we need to place the blame where is belongs.