While discussing the Democratic ethics legislation, Rep. Rahm Emanuel, Democratic Caucus chairman, was interrupted by anti-war protestors lead by Cindy Sheehan, a well-known activist whose son was killed in Iraq.Indeed, there's many times the requisite amount of money in the Pentagon's budget. Unfortunately, we'll continue to be reminded of how microscopic the operational difference between an elephant and a donkey really is.
After the protestors' shouts drowned out Emmanuel's several attempts to quiet the crowd and resume speaking, he and other Democratic leaders cut off the press conference.
Sheehan said that she was joined by 70 protestors to hold the Democrats accountable, saying they are pressing incoming Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the new Democratic leadership to stop authorizing additional funds for the Iraq war.
"We want accountability," she said. "We just buried a president who did not hold another president accountable for war crimes and that's why we're in Iraq right now. Our leaders who get us into these messes are the ones who need to be held accountable."
Sheehan said any additional authorizations would make the Democrats "co-conspirators" with the Republicans.
"There is already enough money in their killing budget to bring the troops home," Sheehan said.
Thursday, January 04, 2007
Good For Cindy
I am sure that the incoming Democratic political leadership intends to deal with the antiwar folk in much the same way the Republicans have traditionally done with pro-lifers: pander for votes in September/October of even-numbered years, and otherwise studiously ignore the riffraff. Ms. Sheehan seems to be treating the weasels as what they are: