Skip to comments.Lunatic Sheehan: Get troops out of 'occupied New Orleans'
Posted on 09/16/2005 2:28:59 PM PDT by Kaslin
Mother of slain soldier decries 'military and governmental fascism'
Fresh from a visit to hurricane-ravaged Louisiana, anti-Bush activist Cindy Sheehan is demanding the U.S. military be removed from "occupied New Orleans."
In a dispatch on leftist filmmaker Michael Moore's website, Sheehan said she was troubled by the "level of the military presence" in the Gulf Coast state.
"George Bush needs to stop talking, admit the mistakes of his all around failed administration, pull our troops out of occupied New Orleans and Iraq, and excuse his self from power," she said. "The only way America will become more secure is if we have a new administration that cares about Americans even if they don't fall into the top two percent of the wealthiest.
The Vacaville, Calif., woman, whose son was killed fighting insurgents in Iraq, launched an anti-war movement last month when she camped outside Bush's Crawford, Texas, ranch and demanded to meet with the president, drawing national media attention.
In her Internet posting today, Sheehan said she had "imagined before that if the military had to be used in [continental U.S.] operations that they would be there to help the citizens: Clothe them, feed them, shelter them, and protect them. But what I saw was a city that is occupied."
Describing the scene, she wrote, "I saw soldiers walking around in patrols of 7 with their weapons slung on their backs. I wanted to ask one of them what it would take for one of them to shoot me. Sand bags were removed from private property to make machine gun nests."
The activist insisted there was no reason for the security presence, because "the vast majority of people who were looting in New Orleans were doing so to feed their families or to get resources to get their families out of there. If I had a store with an inventory of insured belongings, and a tragedy happened, I would fling my doors open and tell everyone to take what they need: it is only stuff."
She commented: "When our fellow citizens are told to 'shoot to kill' other fellow citizens because they want to stay alive, that is military and governmental fascism gone out of control."
Sheehan came under fire last month after WorldNetDaily broke the story that she had called enemy terrorists "freedom fighters."
"But now that we have decimated the country," she said, "the borders are open, freedom fighters from other countries are going in, and they [American troops] have created more terrorism by going to an Islamic country, devastating the country and killing innocent people in that country."
Who is Cindy?
The answer I would have to give, should she ask me, and I were armed, would be "NOT MUCH."
Why didnt she? Oh wait I know why she saw imaginary things.
If there was no military presence, she'd be bitching about how the federal government "doesn't care."
Next she'll be calling for us to remove federal troops from occupied Fort Leonard Wood
I'll give her a free TV to walk down the street with! :-)
Cindy Mememehan strikes again.
I wonder if Cindy would like an all-expense paid visit with our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan??
Kaslin, Thanks for the post. I hadn't seen her additional diatribe about soldiers in N.O. setting up machine gun nests. She has really gone over the psychological edge.
H'mmm, will her next demand be that all US military forces be withdrawn from the United States?
Blanco didn't want them in the first place. Pull them out and let the locals and Sindy handle it together. Hey, pull FEMA funding out of NO and the shelters while she's at it. Make the victims pay back the $2000 and don't negotiate with the insurance companies, and of course don't give any federal dollars to rebuild. Yep, that should make her happy.
What pit does the left find them in? She is one REAL piece of work.
On top of everything thing else,we're clearly not dealing with a rocket scientist here.
I think there's medication for this
She should run on RAT ticket for president. Definetly more brains than Hitlary!!
The MSM didn't report that the TV's and DVD players were edible.