Monday, September 19, 2005

Choose your enemies carefully

Speaking at a New York church during the latest stop on her anti-war tour, an increasingly radical Cindy Sheehan took the opportunity to issue an ultimatum to Senator Hillary Clinton:

War protester Cindy Sheehan came to New York last night with a blunt warning for Senator Clinton: End your support for the war in Iraq or else.

Visiting New York City for the first time since leaving her campsite outside President Bush's vacation ranch in Crawford, Texas, Ms. Sheehan told a packed audience in a Brooklyn church that Mrs. Clinton "knows the war is a lie" but because of her political ambitions refuses to voice any opposition.

Mrs. Clinton is "waiting for the best political moment to say" she opposes the war, Ms. Sheehan said during a 15-minute speech. "You say it or you're losing your job," she said, provoking a roar of approval from the audience. Mrs. Clinton, believed to be a possible presidential contender in 2008, has said she supports the war in Iraq and has pushed for a greater troop presence in the country.

In an interview after her speech, Ms. Sheehan said she has requested a meeting with Mrs. Clinton but has not gotten a reply. Mrs. Clinton's office was not immediately available for comment last night.

Oh my.

This woman clearly doesn't have a clue about the evil she is confronting. If you get the meeting you desire, Ms. Sheehan, whatever you do... don't close the door behind you.