This Saturday there will be an anti-Iraq war protest and concert in DC. I am absolutely against the war in Iraq. I think a huge protest in DC and a concert with speakers to show America that 60% of us want it stopped is a great idea.
I have a HUGE problem with one of the speakers. One of the many speakers will be Cindy Corrie.
Who's Cindy Corrie and why do I care?
Cindy is Rachel Corrie's mom. Rachel Corrie is the 23-year-old American student who was run over and killed by a Caterpillar D9 bulldozer on March 16, 2003. This was in Gaza and her parents are currently suing the Israel Defense Forces (IDF).
1. It is sad that she lost her daughter and I hate it for her. But you cannot go on the front lines of the intifada and expect that there will be no violence. Also she claims that the IDF was destroying homes of innocent people - these same innocent people had family members who were suicide bombers. Nuff said.
2. What the hell does this have to do with the war in Iraq? I am totally turned off something that is right up my alley because I dont want to hear any bullshit Israel-bashing. This is a rally and concert to pull troops out of Iraq and has less than nothing to do with Israel.
I haven't seen a mixed message this bad since Bush convinced half the country that Saddam flew planes into US buildings.