Fear and Loathing in Crawford
The 700 residents of Crawford, TX must be wondering just how much further into the boondocks they’ll have to go to get away from all this. Don’t you just hate it when a spoiled heir / playboy / presidential appointee moves into your small town? There goes the neighborhood.
Bush has returned to his Crawford vacation — after coming back from his vacation-within-a-vacation in Idaho. Three thousand Bush supporters have decided that since the Army is dangerously understaffed, the most productive thing they could do is enlist and join the fight. They’re going to back up their pro-war rhetoric with more than just bumper stickers and yellow ribbons.
Hahahahaha. OK, you didn’t fall for it. Actually, three thousand Bush Supporters are heading for the school football stadium in Crawford to demonstrate in favor of Bush and his quest for oil. This will be the culmination of the “You don’t speak for me, Cindy” tour that started in California.
That name kind of insults the intelligence. Unless these warbots have children who were killed in a war, Cindy Sheehan sure as hell isn’t speaking for them.
This will be the largest counter-protest since Cindy Sheehan first camped outside of Bush’s ranch on August 6th.
The pro-war demonstration is being coordinated by Move America Forward. This is the same freedom-loving group that tried desperately to ban Michael Moore’s “Fahrenheit 9/11” from being shown in American movie theaters. And speaking of “Fahrenheit 9/11,” the last time so many people converged in Crawford was last summer when the movie was shown on a screen at the football field.
Hundreds of people will be meeting at Cindy Sheehan’s camp for a somber ceremony honoring soldiers in Iraq.
A new poll shows that 90% — 90%!! — of Americans support people’s right to protest the Iraqi war. What?!? This can't be true!?! What about “if you don’t support the war you don’t support the troops,” “war protesters are undermining American soldiers’ morale,” “people who protest the war are aiding and abetting the enemy,” and so on. It must be a tiny minority that spouts this drivel. Unfortunately, most of them are rightwing politicians, columnists and bloggers.