All the Liberals Gone
Submitted By Todd on August 18th at 6:02pm
Where have all the liberals gone, long time passing? Where have all the liberals gone, long time ago? Where have all the liberals gone? Young girls have picked them everyone. Oh, when will they ever learn? Oh, when will they ever learn? Ah, but Cindy Sheehan is still out there. Thank God, there's one liberal with integrity. The woman who stalked George W. in Crawford is following the Obamas to Martha's Vineyard. Sheehan was once the darling of the mainstream (liberal) media - but do a Google News search and you'll find no mention of her new anti-war protest from the NY Times, the Washington Post, or the Boston Globe. There is not one newspaper story - the only mention is on a blog at the conservative Washington Examiner - highlighting Sheehan's announcement this week that should would be on the Vineyard.
First of all, no good social or economic change will come about with the continuation or escalation of the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan. We simply can't afford to continue this tragically expensive foreign policy.I have to say that I agree about Afghanistan at this point. The odds of good coming from an escalation there are questionable.
Secondly, we as a movement need to continue calling for an immediate end to the occupations even when there is a Democrat in the Oval Office. There is still no Noble Cause no matter how we examine the policies.Sheehan is apparently alone amongst liberals in caring about war with a liberal in the White House.
Thirdly, the body bags aren't taking a vacation and as the U.S.-led violence surges in Afghanistan and Pakistan, so are the needless deaths on every side.Ditto.
And, finally, if the right-wing can force the government to drop any kind of public option or government supported health care, then we need to exert the same kind of pressure to force a speedy end to the occupations.But you see, Cindy, America doesn't mind the wars. The anti-war movement doesn't even care about the wars! Where have all the liberals gone, long time passing? Where have all the liberals gone, long time ago? Where have all the liberals gone? Gone for soldiers everyone Oh, when will they ever learn? Oh, when will they ever learn?
Can it really be that liberals have switched sides - now they like replicas of Viet Nam? They're in favor of escalating wars that look like a violence sieves? Collateral Damage, which once haunted them in Iraq, no longer matters?