"No matter how paranoid or conspiracy-minded you are, what the government is actually doing is worse than you imagine." - - - William Blum

February 21, 2006

Cindy Sheehan explains why Senator Clinton prefers to "stay the course" in Iraq:

She has come out saying that it’s not time to withdraw our troops. And if she comes out now and says, “This war is wrong, we need to bring the troops home,” I would think it was her politically expedient time to do it.

When I talked to her in September, I said, “The longer you wait, the more of our children are dying for no reason.” She is waiting for the time when it will make more sense for her career. To me, to base our children’s flesh and blood on a political career is not moral. If she came out now, it would be because it was the politically expedient thing to do.

We have to support our elected officials who have been calling for an end to the occupation of Iraq for many months now. But since Camp Casey I see a lot more of our elected leaders coming out against the war. I think it’s because they see the grassroots movement. They’re worried about their jobs.

I would have loved to support Hillary Clinton in 2008, since she is a female Democrat (and god knows we need more of those in office). However, she has made it abundantly clear that she will continue to sponsor the Republican/neocon policy in Iraq, meaning she favors the grotesquely immoral and illegal invasion and occupation. She is nothing more than a political pawn of the corporate/military/industrial/petroleum complex. I would vote for her only if she was the only other choice in an election between her and another neocon (such as McCain).

Clinton represents all that is wrong with the Democratic Pary establishment in Washington D.C., and Progressives must stop adoring her and come to their senses by looking for a candidate who actually supports the demands of rank-and-file moderates and liberals of our devolving nation.

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