Monday, October 17, 2005

Cindy Sheehan: Not Supporting Hillary Clinton: "62% of Americans now believe that this war is based on lies and betrayals and want our troops to start coming home. 53% of Americans want our troops to come home immediately.... Americans oppose this war in overwhelming numbers and it crosses party lines. Because America can see that the war in Iraq has fueled terrorism and has made the world and our country less secure. America can see that the murder of innocents is not a 'right and left' issue, it is a 'right and wrong' issue."

"I think [Hillary] is a political animal who believes she has to be a war hawk to keep up with the big boys. She is intelligent, there's no doubt about that. However, I believe that the intelligent thing for Democrats to do for 2006 and 2008 would be to come out strongly and correctly against the botched, bungled, illegal, and immoral occupation of Iraq."

Clinton and the Democrats do not represent the American people, they represent the corporate/state/military elite. For them, military bases and control of oil are paramount, and soldiers are cannon fodder. Clearly, figures of 62% or 53% of popular support are not enough. Cindy will have to campaign a lot harder with a lot more popular support in order to force change. It is possible however. A combination of military failure and mass popular discontent could force the policy change.

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